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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gumbo  \Gum"bo\,  n.  [Written  aalso  gombo.] 
  1.  A  soup  thickened  with  the  mucilaginous  pods  of  the  okra; 
  okra  soup. 
 
  2.  The  okra  plant  or  its  pods. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gumbo 
  n  1:  any  of  various  fine-grained  silty  soils  that  become  waxy  and 
  very  sticky  mud  when  saturated  with  water  [syn:  {gumbo 
  soil}] 
  2:  tall  coarse  annual  of  Old  World  tropics  widely  cultivated  in 
  southern  United  States  and  West  Indies  for  its  long 
  mucilaginous  green  pods  used  as  basis  for  soups  and  stews; 
  sometimes  placed  in  genus  Hibiscus  [syn:  {okra},  {okra 
  plant},  {lady's-finger},  {Abelmoschus  esculentus},  {Hibiscus 
  esculentus}] 
  3:  long  mucilaginous  green  pods;  may  be  simmered  or  sauteed  but 
  used  especially  in  soups  and  stews  [syn:  {okra}] 
  4:  a  soup  or  stew  thickened  with  okra  pods 




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