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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
Translations

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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.
Governor Rasanga, when he addressed residents shortly after the ruling, extended an olive branch to Gumbo to join his administration.
S MILLIONMr Gumbo had claimed IEBC officials were compromised, his agents were evicted from the polling stations and that Mr Rasanga openly bribed voters through distribution of relief food to influence voters.
They said water was not being released into the channels of Khairpur Gumbo subdivision.
Bill serves what's been called "the best Gumbo and Po' Boys East of the Mississippi" with a menu featuring traditional favorites such as Jambalaya; Gumbo; Oyster Po' Boys; Alligator Sausage; Beignets and more.
Gumbo also confirmed continued talks with an anonymous third party over technical aid for Air Zimbabwe.
Friends of Gumbo Limbo selected DiveBar among the other candidates for its continuing efforts to educate others on the wonders of the sea and assist in conservation and research efforts at various universities and organizations, including Nova Southeastern University and the University of Miami.
Gumbo was on Thursday suspended by the Zanu-PF politburo, the party's supreme decision making body.
Gumbo dates back centuries, with the earliest record of it from the early 1800s.
Murky history, I know, but taste gumbo and you'll understand that a historical perspective isn't really necessary in this instance.
Executive chef at Gumbo is Patrick Carroll, who worked at Flip Flops.
A big concern at that depth is the ability to maintain the alignment and grade of the cutting path, not to mention the alternating sand and gumbo mix.