Ladys finger

La"dy's fin"ger

(?), 1. pl. (Bot.) The kidney vetch, Anthyllis vulneraria; called also lady's fingers.
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2. (Cookery) A variety of small cake of about the dimensions of a finger.
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3. A long, slender variety of the potato.
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4. (Zol.) One of the branchi of the lobster.
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5. (Bot.) A tall coarse annual (Abelmoschus esculentus) of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern U. S. and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; it is sometimes placed in the genus Hibiscus. [wns=1] different from lady's fingers
Syn. -- okra, gumbo, okra plant, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus.
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