Gumbo

Gumbo
/gum"boh/, n. (sometimes l.c.)
a French patois spoken by blacks and Creoles in Louisiana and the French West Indies.

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In soil science, any of various fine-grained, rich, black, alluvial soils, especially of the central U.S., that when wet become impenetrable and soapy or waxy and very sticky.

When dried, gumbo "bakes" and becomes extremely hard.

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food
 an aromatic soup-stew characteristic of the Creole cuisine of Louisiana, combining African, American Indian, and European elements. It takes its name from a Bantu word for okra, one of the dish's typical ingredients, which is prized for its ability to give body to the sauce.

      A gumbo begins with a roux, a mixture of fat and flour slowly browned over low heat. To this base are added onions, garlic, green peppers, tomatoes, herbs and seasonings including hot chilies, and seafood, chicken, ham, duck, or game such as squirrel and rabbit. Gumbos frequently are based on shrimp, crab, and oysters, but ingredients vary widely; gumbo z'herbes is a meatless version containing a dozen leafy green vegetables that is traditionally eaten on Good Friday. Gumbos not containing okra are thickened with filé powder, pounded dried sassafras leaves added at the last minute before serving. All gumbos are eaten with a mound of rice in the bowl to absorb the liquids and temper the dish's spiciness.

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
(Abelmoschos esculentus)


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  • Gumbo — Gum bo (g[u^]m b[ o]), n. [Written also gombo.] 1. A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup. Especially, A thick stew made with chicken ({chicken gumbo}), or seafood ({seafood gumbo}), thickened with okra or file, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gumbo — ☆ gumbo [gum′bō ] n. [< Bantu name for okra] 1. OKRA (senses 1 & 2) 2. a soup thickened with unripe okra pods, usually made with tomatoes, vegetables, and chicken, ham, or seafood 3. a fine, silty soil of the Western prairies, which becomes… …   English World dictionary

  • Gumbo — Gumbo, s. Abelmoschus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gumbo — Gumbo, Pflanzenart, s. Hibiscus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • gumbo — 1805, from Louisiana French, probably ultimately from Central Bantu dialect (Cf. Mbundu ngombo okra ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gumbo — Infobox Prepared Food name = Gumbo caption = A bowl of shrimp gumbo. alternate name = country = United States region = Louisiana creator = course = served = main ingredient = Stock Okra Meat and/or Shellfish Celery Bell Peppers Onion rice… …   Wikipedia

  • Gumbo — Un plato de gumbo con gambas. Gumbo es una sopa que se puede encontrar en algunos restaurantes del Golfo de México en los Estados Unidos. Es muy popular en Luisiana entre los criollos, en el Sudeste de Texas, el sur de Misisipi y el Lowcountry de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gumbo — Shrimp Gumbo mit Reis Gumbo ist ein würziges, mit dunkler Mehlschwitze (Roux) angedicktes Eintopfgericht der US amerikanischen Südstaatenküche. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gumbo — /gum boh/, n., pl. gumbos, adj. 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. 4. of, pertaining to, or like… …   Universalium

  • Gumbo —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Gombo. Gumbo de crevettes. Le gumbo est un ragoût ou une soupe originaire de la Louisiane française au co …   Wikipédia en Français

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