Frijole
Frijol Fri"jol, Frijole Fri"jole, n.; pl. {Frijoles}. Also Frejol Fre"jol [Sp. fr['i]jol, fr['e]jol.] 1. In Mexico, the southwestern United States, and the West Indies, any cultivated bean of the genus {Phaseolus}, esp. the black seed of a variety of {P. vulgaris}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The beanlike seed of any of several related plants, as the cowpea. Frijoles are an important article of diet among Spanish-American peoples, being used as an ingredient of many dishes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • frijole —    (free HOH le) [Spanish] A dried bean, especially the kidney and pinto bean, used in Mexican and southwestern U.S. cooking …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • frijole — fri·jole …   English syllables

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