okra plant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n okra plant 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
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In literature:

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
The plants of this variety differ slightly, if at all, from those of the Common or Dwarf Okra.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr

In news:

I rotated my tomato plants to where the cucumbers were planted and the eggplant, peppers, and okra that where in pots last year to the where the tomato plants were last year.
What you may not know is that the tropical or Chinese hibiscus , Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is a member of the Malvaceae or Mallow family, along with such plants as cotton, okra, hollyhock and Turk's cap.
I have worried about whether a warmth-loving seed such as okra will sprout when it's time to plant but the weather has turned unseasonably cool.