noun, plural gum·bos.
- gum thus,
- gum tragacanth,
- gum tree,
- gum up,
Origin of gumbo
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
noun plural -bos US and Canadian
Word Origin for gumbo
Word Origin for Gumbo
1805, from Louisiana French, probably ultimately from Central Bantu dialect (cf. Mbundu ngombo "okra").