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Whole okra capsules
 
Okra capsules in cross-section
 
Flowering okra plants
 
Distribution of okra production (2000)
 
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EtymologyEdit

From an unknown West African language, probably Igbo ọ́kụ̀rụ̀ but cf. Akan ŋkrũmã and ŋkrakra (broth).

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NounEdit

okra (countable and uncountable, plural okras)

  1. The edible immature mucilaginous seed pod (properly, capsule) of the Abelmoschus esculentus.
    • 1679, Thomas Trapham, A Discourse of the State of Health in the Island of Jamaica..., pp. 59–60:
      ...as a food easy of digestion may well be admitted likewise the young Ocra an agreeable Food as well for the species as individual, dressed variously according to pleasure...
    • 1940, Farmers' Bulletin, No. 232, p. 7:
      Select young okra, wash thoroughly, remove the stems, and wipe the okra dry.
    • 1997, Lisette Verlander & al., The Cookin' Cajun Cooking School Cookbook, p. 25:
      Wash and dry okra, remove stems, and slice in one-inch rounds. (If using frozen okra, do not wash.) Heat two tablespoons oil in a heavy saucepan other than black iron. Saute okra in oil and vinegar, stirring often until ropiness is gone.
    • 2006, Francis N. Wiltz, In the Kitchen with Papa Wiltz, p. 1:
      I hated cooking okra because it was so slimy when you first start.
  2. The flowering mallow plant Abelmoschus esculentus itself, now commonly grown in the tropics and warmer parts of the temperate zones.
    • 1707, Hans Sloane, A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados..., Vol. I, p. 222:
      Ocra, this has a round green stem, which rises straight up to ten or twelve foot high.
    • 1989, Ib Libner Nonnecke, Vegetable Production, p. 610:
      Okra does not do well in tight, waterlogged soils, but will tolerate a soil pH range of from 6.0 to 7.5.
    • 2011, Leon Neel & al., The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the Stoddard-Neel Approach, p. 36:
      We planted some truck crops like watermelons and okra, which was risky.

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AsiEdit

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Bikol CentralEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English okra, probably from Igbo ọkụrụ.

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English okra, probably from Igbo ọkụrụ.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
  2. the pods of this plant

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ChavacanoEdit

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

okra m (plural okra's, diminutive [please provide])

  1. okra

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈokrɑ/, [ˈo̞krɑ]
  • Rhymes: -okrɑ
  • Syllabification(key): ok‧ra

Etymology 1Edit

 
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From Swedish ockra, from Latin ōchra, from Ancient Greek ὤχρα (ṓkhra).

AdjectiveEdit

okra

  1. ochre (having a yellow-orange colour)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of okra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative okra okrat
genitive okran okrien
partitive okraa okria
illative okraan okriin
singular plural
nominative okra okrat
accusative nom. okra okrat
gen. okran
genitive okran okrien
okrainrare
partitive okraa okria
inessive okrassa okrissa
elative okrasta okrista
illative okraan okriin
adessive okralla okrilla
ablative okralta okrilta
allative okralle okrille
essive okrana okrina
translative okraksi okriksi
instructive okrin
abessive okratta okritta
comitative okrine
Possessive forms of okra (type koira)
Rare. Only used with substantive adjectives.
possessor singular plural
1st person okrani okramme
2nd person okrasi okranne
3rd person okransa
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NounEdit

okra

  1. ochre (pigment)
  2. ochre (color)
Usage notesEdit

The pigment is usually called keltamulta when used as pigment for house paints, whereas artists and archaeologists seem to prefer okra.

DeclensionEdit
Inflection of okra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative okra okrat
genitive okran okrien
partitive okraa okria
illative okraan okriin
singular plural
nominative okra okrat
accusative nom. okra okrat
gen. okran
genitive okran okrien
okrainrare
partitive okraa okria
inessive okrassa okrissa
elative okrasta okrista
illative okraan okriin
adessive okralla okrilla
ablative okralta okrilta
allative okralle okrille
essive okrana okrina
translative okraksi okriksi
instructive okrin
abessive okratta okritta
comitative okrineen
Possessive forms of okra (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person okrani okramme
2nd person okrasi okranne
3rd person okransa
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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From English okra, from some West African language, probably Igbo ọ́kụ̀rụ̀.

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra, Abelmoschus esculentus
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of okra (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative okra okrat
genitive okran okrien
partitive okraa okria
illative okraan okriin
singular plural
nominative okra okrat
accusative nom. okra okrat
gen. okran
genitive okran okrien
okrainrare
partitive okraa okria
inessive okrassa okrissa
elative okrasta okrista
illative okraan okriin
adessive okralla okrilla
ablative okralta okrilta
allative okralle okrille
essive okrana okrina
translative okraksi okriksi
instructive okrin
abessive okratta okritta
comitative okrineen
Possessive forms of okra (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person okrani okramme
2nd person okrasi okranne
3rd person okransa

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HiligaynonEdit

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ok +‎ -ra

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈokrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra

NounEdit

okra

  1. sublative singular of ok

IcelandicEdit

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VerbEdit

okra (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative okraði, supine okrað)

  1. (intransitive) to practice usury

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

okra f (plural okras)

  1. okra

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English okra.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ok‧ra
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔokɾa/, [ˈʔok.ɾɐ]

NounEdit

okra

  1. okra

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