[kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo]

noun Southern Cookery.

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

Nearby words

  1. calla,
  2. callable,
  3. callaghan,
  4. callaghan, morley,
  5. callais,
  6. callanetics,
  7. callant,
  8. callao,
  9. callas,
  10. callas, maria meneghini

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