Definition of Hibiscus esculentus

1. Noun. Tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus.

Exact synonyms: Abelmoschus Esculentus, Gumbo, Lady's-finger, Okra, Okra Plant
Terms within: Gumbo, Okra, Okra
Group relationships: Abelmoschus, Genus Abelmoschus
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hibiscus Esculentus

Hibernians
Hibernicization
Hibernicize
Hibernicized
Hibernicizes
Hibernicizing
Hiberno-
Hiberno-Celtic
Hiberno-English
Hiberno English
Hibernophile
Hibernophiles
Hibernophilia
Hibiscus cannabinus
Hibiscus elatus
Hibiscus esculentus
Hibiscus farragei
Hibiscus heterophyllus
Hibiscus moschatus
Hibiscus moscheutos
Hibiscus mutabilis
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus sabdariffa
Hibiscus syriacus
Hibiscus tiliaceus
Hibiscus trionum
Hibs
Hichens
Hick
Hicken

Literary usage of Hibiscus esculentus

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1. Junction: Mild Adventure for the Armchair Ruralist by Vic Campbell (1992)
"We settled on an unusual flowering plant, Malvaceae hibiscus esculentus. ... hibiscus esculentus, on the other hand, carries mucilaginous polymerized ..."

2. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanbury (1879)
"Botanical Origin—hibiscus esculentus L. (Abelmoschus ... Like many other plants of the order, hibiscus esculentus abounds in all its parts with insipid ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"... the hibiscus esculentus, which grew to a height of eight or ten feet. It yielded a nourishing food for cattle, and the bark contained the fibre which ..."

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