(free-HOH-le) [Spanish] A dried bean, especially the kidney and pinto bean, used in Mexican and southwestern U.S. cooking.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frijole — (frijol [frixól] < Latin faseolum bean via Galician Portuguese freixó, and possibly influenced by Mozarabic)    DARE: 1831. A kidney or pinto bean, or any similar bean. It may refer to a dried bean or (generally in the plural) to beans… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • frijole — also frijol noun (plural frijoles) Etymology: American Spanish frijol, from Spanish, kidney bean, from earlier fesol, fresol, probably modification of Galician feijoo, from Latin phaseolus, diminutive of phaselus cowpea, from Greek phasēlos Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frijole — n. Mexican bean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frijole — fri·jole …   English syllables

  • frijole — noun 1. the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney shaped beans) • Syn: ↑kidney bean, ↑frijol • Hypernyms: ↑common bean, ↑common bean plant, ↑Phaseolus vulgaris • …   Useful english dictionary

  • frijole bean —    See frijole …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • frijole diet —    Carlisle (Dobie): 1929. A meager diet consisting only of Mexican beans …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • frijole-eater —    DARE: 1963. A derisive term for a Mexican …   Vocabulario Vaquero

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