okra means: Okra is a vegetable that was brought from Africa to America by slaves. The okra pods are ridged and green. Okra pods are green and ridged. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does okra mean?
Slave traders brought okra from Africa. It resembles an enormous green chile, with long, thin, edible seeds. Okra must be smaller than two to three inches in length. The pods must be unblemished, firm and undamaged. They should not become mushy. To thicken soups, stews, and gumbos, use small quantities of unblemished Okra. (in Cooking Dictionary)
An annual tropical African plant that is tall and sturdy (Abelmoschus esculentus) The mallow family is a large-scale cultivation of the edible and mucilaginous green pods. (in Merlin Dictionary)
This plant’s edible pods can be used as a vegetable and in soups, stews, and other dishes. (in Merlin Dictionary)