Definition of Abelmoschus esculentus
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abelmoschus Esculentus
Literary usage of Abelmoschus esculentus
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1. Reading List on Papermaking Materials by Clarence Jay West (1921)
"Bull. fabr. papier; Taper Maker xlviii, No. 6, 802 (Dec. 1, 1914); Paper Making xxxiii, No. 8, 314-316. Abelmoschus. See Hibiscus. abelmoschus esculentus. ..."
2. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"... which have a strong odor of musk. At Cataño this was called " caballo asi." (Stahl, 2: 87. as Abelmoschus moschatus.) abelmoschus esculentus. ..."