noun Etymology: Caribbean English, perhaps ultimately of African origin; akin to Caribbean Spanish calalú callaloo (greens and dish), Brazilian Portuguese carurú, Haitian Creole kalalou okra Date: 1892 1. the edible young green leaves of a plant (as taro or a member of the genus Xanthosoma) of the arum family used as greens 2. a soup or stew made with greens, onions, and crabmeat or pork

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