frijole

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noun fri·jo·le \frē-ˈhō-lē\
variants: or less commonly

frijol

play \frē-ˈhōl, ˈfrē-ˌ\

Definition of frijole

plural

frijoles

play \frē-ˈhō-lēz, ˈfrē-ˌ\
  1. :  any of various beans used in Mexican style cooking —usually used in plural

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


First Known Use: 1577

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