Definition of frijole
frijolesplay \frē-ˈhō-lēz, ˈfrē-ˌ\
: any of various beans used in Mexican style cooking —usually used in plural
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Origin and Etymology 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
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