Definition of Okra plant
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 Okra plant
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1. Garden Farming by Lee Cleveland Corbett (1913)
"The okra plant somewhat resembles the cotton plant, but has much larger and rougher leaves ... The original home of the okra plant is not definitely known, ..."
2. The Alabama Manual and Statistical Register for 1869 by Joseph Hodgson (1869)
"Other agricultural products—The okra plant—Its use in the manufacture of ... The okra plant has heretofore entered simply into the economy of the garden. ..."
3. Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (1855)
"There is no vegetable that can be used in soup, which produces so much mucilaginous and nutritious matter as the roots of the okra plant. ..."
4. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"The okra plant could also provide the world with mucilage for topical use. A similar polysaccharide gum comes from aloe vera, a traditional plant exploding ..."