Okra

Lady Fingers oder Okra über Holztisch Hintergrund
Synonyme:
Frauenfinger
Kategorien: Medizinalpflanze
Okra (Wikipedia)

Okra
Hong Kong Okra Aug 25 2012.JPG
Okra plant with mature and developing fruits in Hong Kong
Ladies' Finger BNC.jpg
Okra in longitudinal section
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae
Genus:Abelmoschus
Species:
A. esculentus
Binomial name
Abelmoschus esculentus
Synonyms
  • Abelmoschus bammia Webb
  • abelmoschus longifolius (Willd.) Kostel.
  • Abelmoschus officinalis (DC.) Endl.
  • Abelmoschus praecox Sickenb.
  • Abelmoschus tuberculatus Pal & Singh
  • Hibiscus esculentus L.
  • Hibiscus hispidissimus A.Chev. nom. illeg.
  • Hibiscus longifolius Willd.
  • Hibiscus praecox Forssk.

Okra or Okro (US: /ˈkrə/, UK: /ˈɒkrə/), Abelmoschus esculentus, known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers or ochro, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. It is a good source of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions around the world and is a notable part of the cuisine of the Southern United States as well as Middle Eastern cuisine and Indian cuisine.

Okra (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • okry (Southern US vern.); ochro, ochroe (Caribbean); okro
  • (obsolete): ochre, ockro, ocra, ocro, occra, occro, ochra, ocre, okero, okwa, ookroo

Etymology

From an unknown West African language, probably Igbo ọ́kụ̀rụ̀ but cf. Akan ŋkrũmã and ŋkrakra (broth).

Pronunciation

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