okra

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English[edit]

Whole okra capsules
Okra capsules in cross-section
Flowering okra plants
Distribution of okra production (2000)
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Etymology[edit]

From an unknown West African language, probably Igbo ọ́kụ̀rụ̀ but cf. Akan ŋkrũmã and ŋkrakra (broth).

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Noun[edit]

okra (countable and uncountable, plural okras)

  1. The edible immature mucilaginous seed pod (properly, capsule) of the Abelmoschus esculentus.
    • 1679, Thomas Trapham, A Discourse of the State of Health in the Island of Jamaica..., pp. 59–60:
      ...as a food easy of digestion may well be admitted likewise the young Ocra an agreeable Food as well for the species as individual, dressed variously according to pleasure...
    • 1940, Farmers' Bulletin, No. 232, p. 7:
      Select young okra, wash thoroughly, remove the stems, and wipe the okra dry.
    • 1997, Lisette Verlander & al., The Cookin' Cajun Cooking School Cookbook, p. 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, p. 1:
      I hated cooking okra because it was so slimy when you first start.
  2. The flowering mallow plant Abelmoschus esculentus itself, now commonly grown in the tropics and warmer parts of the temperate zones.
    • 1707, Hans Sloane, A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados..., Vol. I, p. 222:
      Ocra, this has a round green stem, which rises straight up to ten or twelve foot high.
    • 1989, Ib Libner Nonnecke, Vegetable Production, p. 610:
      Okra does not do well in tight, waterlogged soils, but will tolerate a soil pH range of from 6.0 to 7.5.
    • 2011, Leon Neel & al., The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the Stoddard-Neel Approach, p. 36:
      We planted some truck crops like watermelons and okra, which was risky.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English okra, probably from Igbo ọkụrụ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

Noun[edit]

okra

  1. okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
  2. the pods of this plant

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Chavacano[edit]

Noun[edit]

okra

  1. okra

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈokrɑ/, [ˈo̞krɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
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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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Noun[edit]

okra

  1. ochre (pigment)
  2. ochre (color)
Usage notes[edit]

The pigment is usually called keltamulta when used as pigment for house paints, whereas artists and archaeologists seem to prefer 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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Etymology 2[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Noun[edit]

okra

  1. okra, Abelmoschus esculentus
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

Noun[edit]

okra

  1. sublative singular of ok

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

  1. (intransitive) to practice usury

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

okra f (plural okras)

  1. okra

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

okra

  1. okra