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ladies' fingers

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Definition of ladies' fingers in English:

plural noun

British
Another term for okra.
Example sentences
  • Usually they are long, thin and tapered, which is why they are also called ‘ladies' fingers ’, but some of them are short and stubby, others are round and they range from dark or light green to bright red.
  • The general appearance of the pods has resulted in their having the name ‘ladies' fingers’.

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