Origin of okra
Examples from the Web for okra
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.
OKRA is a fruit vegetable consisting of a green pod that is several inches long, pointed at one end, and filled with seeds.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Certain commodities were very scarce Rebecca remembers drinking coffee made of okra seed, that had been dried and parched.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
The same conditions that will produce good cotton or corn will be found suitable for the production of okra.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
Baby, dey plant patches of okra en parch dat en make what coffee dey have.
In chicken broth the same quantity of okra pods, used for thickening instead of tomatoes, forms a chicken gumbo soup.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Word Origin for okra
1670s, from a West African language (cf. Akan nkruma "okra").