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frijole

play
noun fri·jo·le \frē-ˈhō-lē\

Definition of frijole

plural fri·jo·les play \frē-ˈhō-lēz, ˈfrē-ˌ\

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



Variants of frijole

also fri·jol play \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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