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frijol

[ free-hohl, free-hohl; Spanish free-hawl ]
/ ˈfri hoʊl, friˈhoʊl; Spanish friˈhɔl /
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noun, plural fri·jo·les [free-hohlz, free-hoh-leez; Spanish free-haw-les]. /ˈfri hoʊlz, friˈhoʊ liz; Spanish friˈhɔ lɛs/.
any bean of the genus Phaseolus, especially the kidney bean, the seeds of which are used for food in Mexico, in the southwestern U.S., etc.
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Origin of frijol

1570–80; <Spanish, earlier fresol, fesol< a dialectal source, akin to Galician freixó, feixoo, earlier feijoo<Latin faseolus;see feijoada
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British Dictionary definitions for frijol

frijol
/ (ˈfriːhəʊl, Spanish friˈxol) /

noun plural -joles (-həʊlz, Spanish -ˈxoles)
a variety of bean, esp of the French bean, extensively cultivated for food in Mexico

Word Origin for frijol

C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin phaseolus, diminutive of phasēlus, from Greek phasēlos bean with edible pod
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