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Definition of Gumbo

Noun: gumbo  gúm-bow
Usage: N. Amer

  1. Any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
    - gumbo soil
     
  2. 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
    - okra, okra plant, lady's-finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus, bhindi [Asia]
     
  3. Long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sautéed but used especially in soups and stews
    - okra, bhindi [Asia]
     
  4. A soup or stew thickened with okra pods

See also:
gumballs
gumboil

Anagrams containing the word gumbo

gbumo ogumb bogum mbogu umbog