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callaloo

[ kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo ]
/ ˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu /
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noun Southern Cooking.
a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and various seasonings.
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Origin of callaloo

First recorded in 1695–1700; compare Jamaican English calalu, any of a variety of greens used as an ingredient in soup, from Latin American Spanish (Cuba, Puerto Rico) calalú, Portuguese carurú, said to be from Tupi caárurú thick leaf
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