Gumbo is a traditional stew served in Louisiana . There is no set formula for what makes upgumbo. Even though gumbo derives its name from the African word for okra, gumbos don't always contain okra.
Gumbo usually consists of one or more meats such as chicken, duck, sausage, or ham. Seafood gumbos can be fish or shellfish, or a mixture of the two. There are gumbos that combine meat and seafood, and the ultimate is the Gumbo Ya Ya, which contains everything that runs, swims, or crawls!
As for vegetables, gumbo always contains the "Trinity" of Cajun-Creole cooking- bell pepper, onions, and celery. Beyond those staples, you may find okra, tomatoes, or mirlitons, a gourd-like fruit.