Okra as a count noun

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Sep 3 01:23:14 UTC 2009

>> Waiting to be seen in the Eye Clinic at Duke U, I overheard another =
>> patient telling his companion that he had been given a "bag of okras".  =
>> He referred to "okras" a couple of more times, sort of the way you'd =
>> refer to apples or tomatoes.
>>  70ish African American male, probably from NC. =20
>> I hadn't heard okra pluralized that way before.

Countable "okra" is in DARE, from NC, GA, FL, LA.

-- Doug Wilson

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