frijole

noun
fri·​jo·​le | \ frē-ˈhō-lē How to pronounce frijole (audio) \
variants: or less commonly frijol \ frē-​ˈhōl How to pronounce frijole (audio) , ˈfrē-​ˌ \
plural frijoles\ frē-​ˈhō-​lēz How to pronounce frijole (audio) , ˈfrē-​ˌ \

Definition of frijole

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

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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“Frijole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frijole. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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