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Alright for painter to have a vegetable (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

okra

Here is my best explanation:

'a vegetable' is the definition.

(okra is a kind of vegetable)

'alright for painter' is the subsidiary indication.

'alright' becomes 'ok' ('OK' can be a synonym of 'alright').

'for' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'painter' becomes 'ra'.

'ok'+'ra'='okra'

'to have' is the link.

(Other definitions for okra that I've seen before include "Lady's fingers; gumbo; bhindi", "Bhindi in Ind. cookery", "Edible seed pods", "Pod eaten in soups, stews etc", "Long green tropical vegetable", "Bhindi, gumbo or ladies' fingers", "Ladies' fingers, gumbo", "Ladies' fingers with edible pods", "A vegetable" and "Bhindi or lady's finger".)

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