Definition of Lady's-finger

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, Hibiscus Esculentus, 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 Lady's-finger

ladlefuls
ladler
ladlers
ladles
ladles and jellyspoons
ladlesful
ladling
ladron
ladrone
ladrones
ladrons
lads
lady
lady's-eardrop
lady's-eardrops
lady's-finger
lady's bedstraw
lady's bower
lady's comb
lady's cushion
lady's earrings
lady's finger
lady's garters
lady's hair
lady's laces
lady's leek
lady's maid
lady's man
lady's mantle

Literary usage of Lady's-finger

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1. Wattles and Wattle-barks: Being Hints on the Conservation and Cultivation of by Joseph Henry Maiden (1906)
"... JHM ; " Lady-s Finger Wattle" (in allusion to the specially fine spikes of flower) ; " Lignum vitse," 10-20 feet high, 6-8 inches diameter ; leaves ..."

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