har·​i·​cot | \ ˈ(h)er-i-ˌkō How to pronounce haricot (audio) , ˈ(h)a-ri- \

Definition of haricot

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

Examples of haricot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of using chickpeas in your hummus, use another white bean, such as cannellini or haricot. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 28 Mar. 2021 Met Gala caterer Olivier Cheng conjured up a colorful menu: filet of beef with beet horseradish crema accompanied by tomato rye tartlets, haricot adorned with edible orange flowers, and an array of rainbow carrots. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 6 May 2019 Thus, there were no white-and-purple haricot beans. Lu Yang, The New Yorker, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of haricot

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Haricot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haricot. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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