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 The shiny, coffee-colored gem is roughly the size of a pinto bean, according to the park. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2022 Recent soup menus included pinto bean and ham, cabbage and tomato, thai mushroom noodle and chili soups. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 18 Jan. 2022 Thus, by the time Covid set in, my confidence was the size of a pinto bean. Elena Lacey, Wired, 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, 30 Sep. 2020 Rinse and pick over 2 cups dried black, red or pinto beans. Tina Danze, Dallas News, 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, 4 Apr. 2020 Guacamole, Monterey Jack, sharply spicy chiltepin salsa and pinto beans round out the tidy package. Los Angeles Times, 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, 23 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of pinto bean

1913, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Pinto bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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