refried beans

plural noun Mexican Cookery.

dried beans, cooked and mashed and then fried in lard, sometimes with onions and other seasonings.

Nearby words

  1. refreshen,
  2. refresher,
  3. refresher course,
  4. refreshing,
  5. refreshment,
  6. refrig.,
  7. refrigerant,
  8. refrigerate,
  9. refrigeration,
  10. refrigeration anesthesia

Origin of refried beans

First recorded in 1955–60; re- + fried

Also called frijoles refritos. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019