frijol

[ free-hohl, free-hohl; Spanish free-hawl ]

noun,plural fri·jo·les [free-hohlz, free-hoh-leez; Spanish free-haw-les]. /ˈfri hoʊlz, friˈhoʊ liz; Spanish friˈhɔ lɛs/.
  1. 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.

Origin of frijol

1
1570–80; <Spanish, earlier fresol, fesol< a dialectal source, akin to Galician freixó, feixoo, earlier feijoo<Latin faseolus;see feijoada
  • Also fri·jo·le [free-hoh-lee]. /friˈhoʊ li/.

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British Dictionary definitions for frijol

frijol

/ (ˈfriːhəʊl, Spanish friˈxol) /


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

Origin of frijol

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

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