a shrub, Abelmoschus esculentus, of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods.
the pods, used in soups, stews, etc.
a dish made with the pods.
- Also called gumbo.
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How to use okra in a sentence
What prompted a lot of that was making trips home and getting bags full of okra, heirloom tomatoes to bring back.For Gabrielle E.W. Carter, cooking is about the culture — and how to preserve it | Aaron Hutcherson | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Moral of the story here is that if your version of a healthy diet consists of fresh veggies and grains, but you’re worried you won’t be able to eat it all before it goes bad, go with pre-cooked quinoa or okra crisps.How to eat sustainably without sacrificing your favorite foods | Sara Kiley Watson | September 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
The insects can damage crops such as corn, soybeans and okra, and can also sting humans.Fire ants build little syphons out of sand to feed without drowning | Aayushi Pratap | October 20, 2020 | Science News
We played there endlessly, and Mama planted a garden of greens, okra and peppers.
A West African native, okra is one of the stranger vegetables to make its way into regional American cuisine.
But okra is not just a vegetable of West Africa and North America.
Although okra originated in Africa, it is for the most part grown in the southern section of the United States.
okra is a fruit vegetable consisting of a green pod that is several inches long, pointed at one end, and filled with seeds.
When seasoned well with salt, pepper, and butter, stewed okra finds much favor with those who care for this vegetable.
Select the required number of okra pods and put them on to cook in enough boiling salted water to cover them well.
Heat the okra and tomatoes together in a saucepan and add the salt, pepper, and ham or bacon fat.
British Dictionary definitions for okra
Also called: ladies' fingers an annual malvaceous plant, Hibiscus esculentus, of the Old World tropics, with yellow-and-red flowers and edible oblong sticky green pods
the pod of this plant, eaten in soups, stews, etc: See also gumbo (def. 1)
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