Adjective "okra" definition and examples

(Okra may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A plant of the mallow family with long ridged seed pods, native to the Old World tropics.
  1. 'March begins the hectic planting of warm-season crops like beans, corn, cucumbers and melons, but wait until April to sow hot-weather crops like okra and southern peas.'
  2. 'It's time to seed those crops that demand warm soil, including okra, Southern peas and Malabar spinach.'
  3. 'This recipe calls for whole okra to be cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic and ground coriander and served with grilled aubergine.'
  4. 'A key ingredient in gumbo, okra is originally an African vegetable.'
  5. 'Three to four plants produce more than enough okra for the average family.'

More definitions

1. a shrub, Abelmoschus esculentus, of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods.

2. the pods, used in soups, stews, etc.

3. a dish made with the pods.

More examples(as adjective)

"soups can be okra."


Early 18th century: a West African word, perhaps from the root nkru; compare with nkran, the name of the town Europeanized as Accra.