Definition of okra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈəʊkrə//
, BrE//ˈɒkrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊkrə//
(also bhindi) [uncountable] (also ladies’ fingers [plural]) Vegetables
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the green seed cases of the okra plant, eaten as a vegetable See related entries: Vegetables Word Originearly 18th cent.: a West African word, perhaps from the root nkru; compare with nkran, the name of the town Europeanized as Accra.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: okra