haricot

1
[ har-uh-koh ]
/ ˈhær əˌkoʊ /

noun

any plant of the genus Phaseolus, especially P. vulgaris, the kidney bean.
the seed or unripe pod of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.

Origin of haricot

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1605–15; < French, earlier feve d'aricot., perhaps ultimately < Nahuatl ayacohtli, ayecohtli bean, but influenced by haricot stew (see haricot2), in which such beans can be an ingredient

Definition for haricot (2 of 2)

haricot

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[ har-uh-koh ]
/ ˈhær əˌkoʊ /

noun

a stew of lamb or mutton with turnips and potatoes.
Also halicot.

Origin of haricot

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1605–15; < French; Middle French hericot (de mouton), probably noun derivative (perhaps influenced by écot lopped branch) of Old French harigoter to tear into scraps, perhaps derivative, with v. suffix -oter, of Old Low Franconian *hariôn to fight, make war on (see harry)
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British Dictionary definitions for haricot

haricot

/ (ˈhærɪkəʊ) /

noun

a variety of French bean with light-coloured edible seeds, which can be dried and stored
another name for French bean
the seed or pod of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable

Word Origin for haricot

C17: from French, perhaps from Nahuatl ayecotli
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