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gum·bo

 (gŭm′bō)
n. pl. gum·bos
1. Chiefly Southern US See okra.
2. A soup or stew thickened with okra pods. Also called okra.
3. Chiefly Mississippi Valley & Western US A fine silty soil, common in the southern and western United States, that forms an unusually sticky mud when wet.
4. Gumbo A French patois spoken by some black people and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies.

[Louisiana French gombo, of Bantu origin; akin to Tshiluba ki-ngumbo, okra.]

gumbo

(ˈɡʌmbəʊ) or

gombo

n, pl -bos
1. (Plants) the mucilaginous pods of okra
2. (Plants) another name for okra
3. (Cookery) a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
4. (Physical Geography) a fine soil in the W prairies that becomes muddy when wet
[C19: from Louisiana French gombo, of Bantu origin]

Gumbo

(ˈɡʌmbəʊ)
n
(Languages) (sometimes not capital) a French patois spoken by Creoles in Louisiana and the Caribbean

gum•bo

(ˈgʌm boʊ)

n., pl. -bos.
1. a soup of chicken or seafood, greens, and seasonings, usu. thickened with okra.
2. okra.
3. soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet.
[1795–1805; < Louisiana French]

Gum•bo

(ˈgʌm boʊ)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) Louisiana Creole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gumbo - any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
2.gumbo - 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 stewsgumbo - 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
gumbo, okra - long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus - genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers
okra - long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
3.gumbo - long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus, lady's-finger, okra plant, okra, gumbo - 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
4.gumbo - a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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It had rained earlier in the week and Martin was obliged to be careful of the chuck-holes in the sticky, heavy gumbo soon to be the bane of pioneers venturing forth in what were to be known for a few short years as "horseless carriages.
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When it was fluffy and contributing nutty aromas to the spicy mix of simmering gumbo we grabbed bowls and filled the bottoms with rice and ladled generous doses of gumbo on top, seasoning with chopped parsley, course black pepper and sea salt.
Matty, or Gumbo as he is known, was straight back to form with his unique style of making himself look pretty simple.
Smokey Robinson meals are available in four flavors: Down Home Pot Roast, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, and Seafood Gumbo.
Some of the delicious soups are: Thai Spiced Sweet Potato Stew, Okra Rice Gumbo, Spiced Summer Fruit, and Brazilian Black Bean Stew.