[ kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo ]
/ ˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu /

noun Southern Cookery.

a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and various seasonings.

Origin of callaloo

1695–1700; compare Jamaican English calalu any of a variety of greens used as an ingredient in soup < American Spanish calalú, Portuguese carurú, said to be < Tupi caárurú thick leaf Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019