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

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frijole was in 1577

Dictionary Entries Near frijole

Cite this Entry

“Frijole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frijole. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

frijole

noun
fri·​jo·​le frē-ˈhō-lē How to pronounce frijole (audio)
: any of various beans used in Mexican-style cooking
usually used in plural
Etymology

Spanish frijol "bean"

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