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Noun: Abelmoschus esculentus
  1. 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, gumbo [N. Amer], okra plant, lady's-finger, Hibiscus esculentus, bhindi [Asia]

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus

Encyclopedia: Abelmoschus esculentus