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In soil science, any of various fine-grained, rich, black, alluvial soils, especially of the central U.S., that when wet become impenetrable and soapy or waxy and very sticky. When dried, gumbo "bakes" and becomes extremely hard.
n. (pl. -os) US 1 okra. 2 a soup thickened with okra pods. 3 (Gumbo) a patois of Blacks and Creoles spoken esp. in Louisiana. Etymology: of Afr. orig.
Gumbo Gum"bo, n. [Written aalso gombo.] 1. A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup. 2. The okra plant or its pods.
(gumbos) 1. Gumbo is a type of soup or stew from the southern United States. It can be made with meat or fish, and usually contains okra. N-VAR 2. In parts of the United States, gumbo is another name for okra.
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