pinto bean


Definition of pinto bean

: a mottled kidney bean that is grown for food and for stock feed

Examples of pinto bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus, by the time Covid set in, my confidence was the size of a pinto bean. Elena Lacey, Wired, "I Fostered a One-Eyed Goblin. She Changed My Life in Lockdown," 5 Nov. 2020 Think white miso in a lemon-herb marinade for tofu feta, sprinkled on a pinto bean tortilla salad. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "7 Tips for Adding Miso to Everything If You Don’t Already," 30 Sep. 2020 Rinse and pick over 2 cups dried black, red or pinto beans. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "What to cook this week: 8 starter pantry cuisine recipes with easy variations," 6 Apr. 2020 Hide eggs or jelly beans (or dried pinto beans); hide the Afikomen or even a piece of cardboard painted to look like matzo. New York Times, "Frequently Asked Questions and Advice," 4 Apr. 2020 Guacamole, Monterey Jack, sharply spicy chiltepin salsa and pinto beans round out the tidy package. Los Angeles Times, "20 great L.A. places for Mexican food delivery and takeout," 3 Apr. 2020 Goya Foods has delivered 24 million cans of black beans, pinto beans and other items to retailers in the past week. New York Times, "U.S. Stock Futures Sink as Washington Struggles Over Rescue Plan: Live Updates," 23 Mar. 2020 Above, from left: cranberry beans, lentils, black beans, chickpeas, red kidney beans, split peas, pinto beans and cannellini beans. Melissa Clark, NYT Cooking, "How to Cook Beans," 13 Mar. 2018 Few other foods embody a state’s identity like the chile, one of New Mexico’s two official state vegetables (alongside pinto beans). Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, "Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of pinto bean

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Pinto bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pinto bean

: a type of small bean that is grown for food

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