noun fri·jo·le \frē-ˈhō-lē\
plural fri·jo·les \frē-ˈhō-lēz, ˈfrē-ˌ\

Definition of FRIJOLE

:  any of various beans used in Mexican style cooking —usually used in plural

Variants of FRIJOLE

fri·jo·le also fri·jol \frē-ˈhōl, ˈfrē-ˌ\

Origin of FRIJOLE

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
First Known Use: 1577

Rhymes with FRIJOLE


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