ladies' fingers


Also found in: Wikipedia.

ladies' fingers

n
(Plants) (functioning as singular or plural) another name for kidney vetch, okra
References in classic literature ?
Home-made biscuits waited at the Court of these Powers, accompanied by a goodly fragment of plum- cake, and various slender ladies' fingers, to be dipped into sweet wine and kissed.
Which annual plant bears edible seed pods known as ladies' fingers? 6.
It is often used in African and Indian cooking and known as ladies' fingers or gumbo.
But the vegetable - often used in African and Indian cooking and known as ladies' fingers or gumbo - can been grown in this country.