An annual plant (Abelmoschus, or Hibiscus, esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo. Also known as lady's fingers, Bhindi.
- A tall tropical Asian annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible, mucilaginous green pods.
- The edible pods of this plant, used in soups and as a vegetable. Also called regionally gumbo.
- See gumbo.