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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo]
    • /ˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kal-uh-loo, kal-uh-loo]
    • /ˌkæl əˈlu, ˈkæl əˌlu/

Definitions of callaloo word

  • noun callaloo the leaves of the taro, or, sometimes, other plants, cooked and eaten as a vegetable 3
  • noun callaloo a West Indian stew or soup made with this vegetable and, typically, crabmeat, okra, pork, and coconut milk 3
  • noun callaloo a thick soup of crabmeat, greens, and various seasonings. 1
  • noun callaloo The spinachlike leaves of a tropical American plant, widely used in Caribbean cooking. 1
  • noun callaloo Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves. 0
  • noun callaloo A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves. 0

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Origin of callaloo

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
1695-1700; compare Jamaican English calalu any of a variety of greens used as an ingredient in soup < American Spanish calalú, Portuguese carurú, said to be < Tupi caárurú thick leaf

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callaloo popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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