gumbo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gumbo a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
    • n gumbo long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
    • n gumbo tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
    • n gumbo any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gumbo A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup.
    • Gumbo The okra plant or its pods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gumbo The pod of Hibiscus esculentus, also called okra.
    • n gumbo A soup, usually of chicken, thickened with okra.
    • n gumbo A dish made of young capsules of okra, seasoned with salt and pepper, and stewed and served with melted butter.
    • n gumbo A patois spoken by West Indian and Louisianian creoles and negroes.
    • n gumbo A type of soil in the southern and western United States which forms a tough, dark-colored mass in a high degree plastic and clay-like, yet sometimes consisting chiefly of silt or very fine sand. It is very sticky and difficult to till when wet, and when dry breaks into hard cuboidal lumps. See gumbo clay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gumbo gum′bō the okra or its mucilaginous pods: a soup of which okra is an ingredient, also a dish of okra-pods seasoned: Creole patois in Louisiana.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also gombo,

Usage

In literature:

Then stew them slowly with gumbo, a little pork, celery and 1/2 an onion till tender.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
In a state of almost starvation they hold their Gumbo balls twice a week.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
How come Gumbo Rollins?
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
It looks like thick gumbo soup with short, thick pieces of black and green leaves in it.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
See if you can't give us a bowl of okra gumbo before we break up here!
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
There's a loblolly of blue gumbo mud an' no bottom.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
De way we'uns fix dat dirt am take de clay or gumbo which am sticky when it am wet.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Walking anywhere near the border of the water, one pulled about with him pounds of tenacious, black gumbo.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
I have upland, with a poor soil and a gumbo subsoil, with a north and east aspect.
"The Apple" by Various
We spent the balance of the night in the rain and "gumbo," praying for daylight and sunshine.
"The Bright Side of Prison Life" by Samuel A. Swiggett
Many of the soups are excellent; chicken gumbo is particularly good.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
I done made a mess er chicken gumbo fer dinner and some er them lil bits er thin biscuit.
"Back at School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
It seems to be a special kind of gumbo soup.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Then let's have chicken gumbo.
"A House Party with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
The Gumbo file powder comes in bottles, and is sold by all first-class grocers.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
There'll no doubt be more remarks when I break the piece of stiff gumbo on Lance's holding.
"Harding of Allenwood" by Harold Bindloss
Gumbo pie and Gumbo cake, She ate them both till her teeth did break.
"In My Nursery" by Laura E. Richards
The banks were steep and I couldn't guess at the depth of the water, which was of the consistency of gumbo soup.
"Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack" by Frank Benton
If you cannot conveniently obtain sassafras-powder, stir the gumbo frequently with a stick of sassafras root.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
No one but the initiated know what gumbo mud means.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
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In poetry:

GUMBO CREOLE
CRABMEAT IN CASSOLETTE
BOILED BRISKET OF BEEF
SMALL ONIONS IN CREAM
WATERCRESS SALAD
PEACH MELBA
"Advertisement For The Waldorf-Astoria" by Langston Hughes

In news:

Gumbo was at the top of that list.
Gumbo 's is located "between Bourbon Street and da' Bayou".
Seafood-rich gumbo to ring in new year.
The belief is while you stir the roux for the holiday gumbo , you think of all the family members and friends that you love and send them good wishes for the new year.
Gumbo is a mainstay in Louisiana.
Making gumbo is not for the fast food cook, as it can take up to two or three hours to prepare.
Queens rapper talks gumbo , deadliest animals and his new record.
It helps to thicken the gumbo .
Quincy Jones and the Global Gumbo All-Stars.
Charlie Martinez's soon-to-be famous Sausage Gumbo was a hit at a recent Maryville Farmers' Market demonstration.
When I read that City of Maryville firefighter Charlie Martinez was preparing gumbo at the Maryville Farmers' Market, I knew this was something I did not want to miss.
PORT NECHES — Knights of Columbus Council 2461, 700 Central Drive, Port Neches, will host shrimp gumbo dinner sales from 11 am to 7 pm March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15 and April 22.
COOKIN' WITH CAPE FEAR: Seafood Gumbo .
On your travels, always remember to eat plenty of gumbo .
If you can't go to New Orleans, make this great gumbo and invite your friends over.
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