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gumbo,

another name for okra; also applied in the W United States to a rich, black, alkaline alluvial soil, which is soapy or sticky when wet.

gumbo

[′gəm·bō]
(botany)
(geology)
A soil that forms a sticky mud when wet.

gumbo

A fine-grained clay; very sticky when wet.
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spooning some of the best Louisiana-style gumbo (regular $8 or $18, vegetable $5 or $9) ever cooked in these parts, being waited on by two very interesting people who don't appear to have strong connections to the Creole-Cajun food of Louisiana whatsoever.
If you order a cup of thick, peppery, file gumbo ($8) brimming with crab, sausage, shrimp and chicken, your night is almost complete.
Includes Avgolemono, Matzo Ball, Escarole, Sun-dried Tomato and Basmati Rice Chicken Soup, Corn and Chicken Dumpling, Wonton, Minestrone and Smoked Chicken, Sausage and Chicken Gumbo, and more.
No gumbos are alike, and each is as good as the cook who makes it.
A gumbo that was decidedly refined was the hit at our table, along with a salad with Parmesan-crusted oysters.