gumbo

[ guhm-boh ]
/ ˈgʌm boʊ /

noun, plural gum·bos.

a stew or thick soup, usually made with chicken or seafood, greens, and okra or sometimes filé as a thickener.
soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet.

adjective

of, relating to, or like gumbo.

Origin of gumbo

1795–1805, Americanism; < Louisiana French gombo, gumbo < a Bantu language; compare Umbundu ochinggombo, Luba chinggombo okra

Definition for gumbo (2 of 2)

Gumbo

[ guhm-boh ]
/ ˈgʌm boʊ /

noun (sometimes lowercase)

a French patois spoken by blacks and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies.
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British Dictionary definitions for gumbo (1 of 2)

gumbo

gombo

/ (ˈɡʌmbəʊ) /

noun plural -bos US and Canadian

the mucilaginous pods of okra
another name for okra
a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
a fine soil in the W prairies that becomes muddy when wet

Word Origin for gumbo

C19: from Louisiana French gombo, of Bantu origin

British Dictionary definitions for gumbo (2 of 2)

Gumbo

/ (ˈɡʌmbəʊ) /

noun

(sometimes not capital) a French patois spoken by Creoles in Louisiana and the Caribbean

Word Origin for Gumbo

see gumbo
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