callaloo(redirected from callalou)
1. The edible spinachlike leaves of dasheen or any of several species of amaranth.
2. A soup or stew made of these leaves or other greens, okra, crabmeat, and seasonings.
[American Spanish calulú, plant of genus Xanthosoma whose leaves are used as greens, perhaps from Tupí caárurú, thick leaf.]
a variant spelling of calalu
cal•la•loo(ˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu)
a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and seasonings.
[1695–1700; compare Jamaican E calalu greens used in soup < American Spanish calalú, Portuguese carurú, said to be < Tupi caárurú thick leaf]