okra

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English[edit]

An okra plant
Okra pods

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Igbo ọkụrụ.

Noun[edit]

okra (countable and uncountable, plural okras)

  1. The annual plant, Abelmoschus esculentus, possibly of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods; the pods of the plant.
    • 1989, Ib Libner Nonnecke, Vegetable Production, page 610,
      Okra does not do well in tight, waterlogged soils, but will tolerate a soil pH range of from 6.0 to 7.5.
    • 2006, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council, Lost Crops of Africa, Volume II: Vegetables, page 298,
      Okras with red calyxes are known and should be tested for the possibility of producing a counterpart.
    • 2011, Leon Neel, Paul S. Sutter, Albert G. Way, The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the Stoddard-Neel Approach, page 36,
      We planted some truck crops like watermelons and okra, which was risky.
  2. The edible pods of the plant.
    • 1940, Farmers' Bulletin, Issue 232, page 7,
      Select young okra, wash thoroughly, remove the stems, and wipe the okra dry.
    • 1997, Lisette Verlander, Susan Murphy, The Cookin' Cajun Cooking School Cookbook, page 25,
      Wash and dry okra, remove stems, and slice in one-inch rounds. (If using frozen okra, do not wash.) Heat two tablespoons oil in a heavy saucepan other than black iron. Saute okra in oil and vinegar, stirring often until ropiness is gone.
    • 2006, Francis N. Wiltz, In the Kitchen with Papa Wiltz: Favorite Cajun-Creole and Mexican-American Recipes, page 1,
      I hated cooking okra because it was so slimy when you first start.

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Finnish[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

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okra

  1. ochre
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okra

  1. ochre (pigment)
  2. ochre (color)
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The pigment is usually called keltamulta when used as pigment for house paints, whereas artists and archaeologists seem to prefer okra.

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okra

  1. okra
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Hungarian[edit]

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okra

  1. sublative singular of ok

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okra

  1. practice usury

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