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Meaning of gumbo

gum•bo

Pronunciation: (gum'bō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -bos,
—n.
  1. a stew or thick soup, usually made with chicken or seafood, greens, and okra or sometimes filé as a thickener.
  2. okra.
  3. soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or like gumbo.

Gum•bo

Pronunciation: (gum'bō), [key]
— n.
  1. a French patois spoken by blacks and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies.
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