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.
Terms within: Gumbo, Okra, Okra
Group relationships: Abelmoschus, Genus Abelmoschus
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
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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 ..."