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gumbo (n.)

soup thickened with okra, 1805, from Louisiana French, probably ultimately from Central Bantu dialect (compare Mbundu ngombo "okra"). Also used for "the creole patois of Louisiana" (1838).

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Definitions of gumbo from WordNet

gumbo (n.)
any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water;
Synonyms: gumbo soil
gumbo (n.)
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;
Synonyms: okra / okra plant / lady's-finger / Abelmoschus esculentus / Hibiscus esculentus
gumbo (n.)
long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews;
Synonyms: okra
gumbo (n.)
a soup or stew thickened with okra pods;
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