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Cajun dishes (6 letter answer)

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The answer GUMBOS is so rare that it appears less than once every 2500 puzzles.


GUMBO as a noun:

1. (gumbo, gumbo soil) = any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
2. (okra, gumbo, okra plant, lady's-finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus) = tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
3. (gumbo, okra) = long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
4. a soup or stew thickened with okra pods