A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OKRA

Sat, 3 Feb '24
Vegetable that's baked, fried or roasted
Thu, 7 Dec '23
Vegetable sometimes called "ladies' fingers"
Wed, 29 Nov '23
Gumbo green
Mon, 17 Jul '23
Pod vegetable in gumbo
Sun, 2 Jul '23
Vegetable that can be slimy when cooked
Mon, 26 Jun '23
Pod ingredient in gumbo
Sun, 12 Feb '23
It helps make a stew a goo
Wed, 23 Nov '22
Natural stew thickener
Wed, 19 Oct '22
Gumbo ingredient
Fri, 30 Sep '22
Garden plant in the mallow family
Thu, 29 Sep '22
Often-pickled pods
Wed, 6 Jul '22
Gumbo ingredient
Mon, 2 May '22
Vegetable with pentagonal cross sections
Mon, 7 Feb '22
Vegetable that becomes gooey when cooked
Sun, 23 Jan '22
Gumbo ingredient
Tue, 30 Nov '21
Vegetable that's often fried
Sun, 7 Nov '21
Vegetable in bhindi masala
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Southern cooking staple
Fri, 22 Oct '21
Vegetable also called "ladies' fingers"
Mon, 11 Oct '21
Vegetable used to thicken stews
Fri, 2 Jul '21
West African food staple
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Southern soup ingredient
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Vegetable also called ladies' fingers