Definitions starting with O

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okra, ochra

/ówkra/; ochry /ówkri/ [cf. US dial. South okry okra ADD; cf. Igbo okura (Todd 1975:281)] n. a plant, Hibiscus esculentus, or its pods eaten as a vegetable: 1835 (Journal 28). 1928 Cookin ochry in de pot (Parsons 480). 1978 One dozen young okras (Higgs 34). (Gen.)

Tags: food, noun, plant, vegetable

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Last update: 2011-10-18 05:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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