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  1. gum·bo
    IPA[ˈɡəmbō]
  2. noun

    • 1. okra, especially the gelatinous pods used in cooking.

    • 2. (in Cajun cooking) a spicy chicken or seafood soup thickened typically with okra or rice.

    • 3. a French-based patois spoken by some blacks and Creoles in Louisiana.

    • 4. a fine clayey soil that becomes sticky and impervious when wet.

    • 5. a type of Cajun music consisting of a lively blend of styles and sounds:

      New Orleans syncopated gumbo
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: gumbo, plural noun: gumbos

    • noun

      okra, especially the gelatinous pods used in cooking.

      (in Cajun cooking) a spicy chicken or seafood soup thickened typically with okra or rice.

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