frijole

noun
fri·jo·le | \ frē-ˈhō-lē \
variants: or less commonly frijol \frē-ˈhōl, ˈfrē-ˌ \
plural frijoles\frē-ˈhō-lēz, ˈfrē-ˌ \

Definition of frijole 

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

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This week diners can expect to choose among What's Cook-N Chef, Rollin-Stone Food Truck, Holy frijole, Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, BellaTrino's Neapolitan Pizzeria at the Market, Steel City Pops, Toadally Ice, and Pokey O’s. Denise Harris, star-telegram.com, "Top 10 things to do: June 2-June 8, 2017," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of frijole

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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