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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fi

Adjective[edit]

okra

  1. ochre (having a yellow-orange colour)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of okra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative okra okrat
genitive okran okrien
partitive okraa okria
illative okraan okriin
singular plural
nominative okra okrat
accusative nom. okra okrat
gen. okran
genitive okran okrien
okrainrare
partitive okraa okria
inessive okrassa okrissa
elative okrasta okrista
illative okraan okriin
adessive okralla okrilla
ablative okralta okrilta
allative okralle okrille
essive okrana okrina
translative okraksi okriksi
instructive okrin
abessive okratta okritta
comitative okrine
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okra

  1. ochre (pigment)
  2. ochre (color)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of okra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative okra okrat
genitive okran okrien
partitive okraa okria
illative okraan okriin
singular plural
nominative okra okrat
accusative nom. okra okrat
gen. okran
genitive okran okrien
okrainrare
partitive okraa okria
inessive okrassa okrissa
elative okrasta okrista
illative okraan okriin
adessive okralla okrilla
ablative okralta okrilta
allative okralle okrille
essive okrana okrina
translative okraksi okriksi
instructive okrin
abessive okratta okritta
comitative okrineen
Usage notes[edit]

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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Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fi

Noun[edit]

okra

  1. okra
Declension[edit]
Inflection of okra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative okra okrat
genitive okran okrien
partitive okraa okria
illative okraan okriin
singular plural
nominative okra okrat
accusative nom. okra okrat
gen. okran
genitive okran okrien
okrainrare
partitive okraa okria
inessive okrassa okrissa
elative okrasta okrista
illative okraan okriin
adessive okralla okrilla
ablative okralta okrilta
allative okralle okrille
essive okrana okrina
translative okraksi okriksi
instructive okrin
abessive okratta okritta
comitative okrineen

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ok +‎ -ra

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈokrɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

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okra

  1. sublative singular of ok

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Verb[edit]

okra ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative okraði, supine okrað)

  1. (intransitive) to practice usury

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