[oh-kruh] /ˈoʊ krə/
a shrub, Abelmoschus esculentus, of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods.
the pods, used in soups, stews, etc.
a dish made with the pods.
Also called ladies’ fingers. an annual malvaceous plant, Hibiscus esculentus, of the Old World tropics, with yellow-and-red flowers and edible oblong sticky green pods
the pod of this plant, eaten in soups, stews, etc See also gumbo (sense 1)
1670s, from a West African language (cf. Akan nkruma “okra”).
/ˈɒkrɪ/ noun 1. Ben. born 1959, Nigerian writer; his books include the Booker-prizewinning The Famished Road (1991), Dangerous Love (1996), and In Arcadia (2002)
/ˈɒktə/ noun 1. a unit used in meteorology to measure cloud cover, equivalent to a cloud cover of one eighth of the sky
[ok-toh-ber-fest] /ɒkˈtoʊ bərˌfɛst/ noun 1. a traditional festival held each in Munich, Germany. 2. any similar festival held usually in the autumn.
- Okt cell
OKT cell (ō’kā-tē’) n. Ortho-Kung T cell