Gumbo



[guhm-boh] /ˈgʌm boʊ/

noun, plural gumbos.
1.
a stew or thick soup, usually made with chicken or seafood, greens, and or sometimes filé as a thickener.
2.
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3.
soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet.
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or like gumbo.
[guhm-boh] /ˈgʌm boʊ/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a French patois spoken by blacks and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies.
/ˈɡʌmbəʊ/
noun (US & Canadian) (pl) -bos
1.
the mucilaginous pods of okra
2.
another name for okra
3.
a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
4.
a fine soil in the W prairies that becomes muddy when wet
/ˈɡʌmbəʊ/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) a French patois spoken by Creoles in Louisiana and the Caribbean

1805, from Louisiana French, probably ultimately from Central Bantu dialect (cf. Mbundu ngombo “okra”).

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