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English Dictionary: Okra by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Okra
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
  2. 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
    Synonym(s): okra, gumbo, okra plant, lady's-finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus
  3. long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
    Synonym(s): gumbo, okra
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Okra \O"kra\, n.
      The pods of the plant okra, used as a vegetable; also, a dish
      prepared with them; gumbo.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Okra \O"kra\, n. (Bot.)
      An annual plant ({Abelmoschus, [or] Hibiscus, esculentus}),
      whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much
      used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo. [Written also
      {ocra} and {ochra}.]
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