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English noun: gumbo

1. gumbo (substance) any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water


Synonymsgumbo soil


Broader (hypernym)dirt, soil

2. gumbo (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


SynonymsAbelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus, lady's-finger, okra, okra plant


Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant


Part holonymgumbo, okra, okra


Member meronymAbelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus

3. gumbo (food) long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews


Synonymsokra


Broader (hypernym)veg, vegetable, veggie


Part meronymAbelmoschus esculentus, gumbo, Hibiscus esculentus, lady's-finger, okra, okra plant

4. gumbo (food) a soup or stew thickened with okra pods


Broader (hypernym)soup









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