noun, plural gum·bos.
Origin of gumbo
Definition for gumbo (2 of 2)
noun (sometimes lowercase)
Examples from the Web for gumbo
The cafeteria style stop is basically a comfort food joint—think baby back ribs, shrimp and grits, and gumbo—done well.Delayed? The Best Airport Restaurants to Eat at This Thanksgiving|Brandy Zadrozny|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So people stayed home and cooked big pots of red beans and gumbo.
It was all there: the military, the Constitution, the Bible—the whole Republican gumbo.Why Mitt Romney Is Winning, and Rick Perry Is Losing|Andrew Romano|January 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Spoon the rice into the center of the gumbo, and sprinkle each serving with green onions and parsley.
On the menu: New Orleans classics, including crawfish, shrimp, and gumbo.
We cleared the gumbo cut west of the Beaver at a pretty good clip, in order to make the grade on the other side.The Nerve of Foley|Frank H. Spearman
Then she gave me a small soup plate and told me to taste of the gumbo.How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion|George W. Peck
Cook for five minutes and then pour the gumbo into a tureen and add three tablespoons of finely chopped parsley.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
But so fur ez I heared tell, you an' Gumbo Rollins ain't been so thick ez all this up till now.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
The Gumbo filè powder comes in bottles, and is sold by all first-class grocers.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
British Dictionary definitions for gumbo (1 of 2)
noun plural -bos US and Canadian
Word Origin for gumbo
British Dictionary definitions for gumbo (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Gumbo
Word Origin and History for gumbo
1805, from Louisiana French, probably ultimately from Central Bantu dialect (cf. Mbundu ngombo "okra").