har·​i·​cot | \ ˈ(h)er-i-ˌkō, ˈ(h)a-ri-\

Definition of haricot

: a small, usually oval, creamy-white kidney bean : navy bean — see also haricot vert

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Thus, there were no white-and-purple haricot beans. Lu Yang, The New Yorker, "Silver Tiger," 4 June 2017 The shrimp fried rice was a terrific preparation, offering a surprising number of plump crustaceans and a welcome scattering of haricots verts as well as red cabbage, zucchini and scallions. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, "Under new ownership, Maggie's Farm is finding its footing," 11 Aug. 2017 Even though it was owned by a corporation rather than, for instance, a charming older couple named Jean-Pierre and Anouk who remembered which one of your children always ate all of his haricot verts, the eulogies were numerous. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "Amid Store Closings, Businesses Protest a City Tax on Rents," 3 Aug. 2017 My impression of the salmon entree ($24) would have been vastly improved had the two bundles of haricot verts been removed. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Fork & Barrel fails to marry talented kitchen staff with clear, composed dishes | Review," 2 Aug. 2017 Served on top of jasmine rice with haricot verts, the crispy bird is coated in aromatic vinegar-honey sauce that drips onto the rice. Eric Velasco, AL.com, "Roots & Revelry charms with its modern take on fine dining," 25 July 2017 French green beans, also called haricot verts, are sweeter still and harvested when smaller than a pinky finger and quite succulent. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Summer menus a snap with these green beans," 18 July 2017 Although regular fresh green bean work just fine in this recipe, the more slender French beans called haricots verts are a nice touch, especially left untrimmed. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Summer menus a snap with these green beans," 18 July 2017 The food connection makes sense — zydeco itself is a corruption of the French term for snap beans: haricots. Chris Wohlwend, New York Times, "Accordions, Étouffée and Nonstop Dancing in a Zydeco Capital," 28 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of haricot

1653, in the meaning defined above

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