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gum·bo / ˈgəmbō/ • n. (pl. -bos) 1. okra, esp. the gelatinous pods used in cooking. ∎  (in Cajun cooking) a spicy chicken or seafood soup thickened typically with okra or rice. 2. (Gumbo) a French-based patois spoken by some blacks and Creoles in Louisiana. 3. a fine, clayey soil that becomes sticky and impervious when wet. 4. a type of Cajun music consisting of a lively blend of styles and sounds: New Orleans syncopated gumbo.

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gumbo American (Creole); soup or stew made from okra, onions, celery, and pepper, flavoured with filé powder (powdered dried sassafras leaves), and containing chicken, meat, fish, or shellfish. Also a name for okra.

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gumbo (U.S.) okra plant or pods; soup thickened with the pods; (geol.) local clay or mud. XIX. Of Negro (Afr.) orig.