• WordNet 3.6
    • n okra long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
    • n okra 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 okra long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Okra (Bot) An annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus syn. Hibiscus esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo.
    • Okra The pods of the plant okra, used as a vegetable; also, a dish prepared with them; gumbo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n okra A plant, Hibiscus esculentus, an esteemed vegetable, cultivated in the East and West Indies, the southern United States, etc. See gumbo. Its seeds yield a fine food-oil, not, however, extracted on a commercially remunerative scale, and it produces a fiber apparently suitable for coarse bagging, etc. See Hibiscus and Abelmoschus.
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In literature:

The pilot will land you at Okra Point.
"The Red Cross Girl" by Richard Harding Davis
For a quart of sliced okra, peel and slice three large tomatoes.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Scald and skin tomatoes and cut okra into cross sections half inch long.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
Slice eight pounds okra into thin slices the round way.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Okras gives a green color to soup.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Okra and tomatoes may be scalded together in equal parts, and canned for soups.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Becky's fate was hanging in the balance, and his mother talked of okra!
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Baby, dey plant patches of okra en parch dat en make what coffee dey have.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Parch okra seed grind up or beat it up and make coffee.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Okra is a half-hardy annual, from Central America.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Okra and Corn Fricassee, 80.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Eggplant, okra, pumpkin, string beans, cauliflower, in fact most any vegetable may be cooked in this way.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Usually sweet potatoes, okra or sage.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
The okra flourishes finely, and gives a flavor to the soup, when we succeed in getting a shin-bone.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Peel and cut small 1 pint of young tender okra pods, and add.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Okra is another dish held in high estimation; it is not difficult to grow, and forms a good paying crop.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn
One hundred feet of okra.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Half a can of tomatoes, three tablespoonfuls of rice, one half can of okra, and a red pepper, added to two quarts of beef stock.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
I often think that the place for tall green okra is the flower garden.
"The Clammer and the Submarine" by William John Hopkins
Jack, you'll find the okra good; here, Charley, let me help you to rice.
"The Wreck of The Red Bird" by George Cary Eggleston

In news:

More to agriculture ed than tractors and okra .
What does a gardener do with an abundance of homegrown okra .
We are harvesting red okra and wonder if you have any tips on how to prepare and cook it.
This simple dish of stewed tomatoes and okra is often served over rice alongside pork, poultry and seafood.
Couscous With Tomatoes, Okra and Chickpeas.
Nearly everything is good pickled, but few things are better pickled than okra .
Indian okra grows in the Patels' terraced guerrilla garden behind a gas station on Magnolia Avenue.
His secret to okra is to barely steam it on top of the other vegetables and never wash it after it has been cut.
New ways to serve nectarines or okra .
This takes the great southern vegetable, okra , and sends it up in class with this preparation.
With a few tricks, okra will be a welcome addition to your table.
Algerian Okra , Potato and Tomato Tagine.
Hey Kellie, If This Doesn't Work Out, I Like Okra .
Only good okra is fried okra .
Southern Flava's Fried Okra .