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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


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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