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 (frē-hōl′, frē′hōl′) also fri·jo·le (frē-hō′lĕ, -lā)
n. pl. fri·jo·les (frē-hō′lĕs, -lāz) Southwestern US
A bean cultivated and used for food.

[Spanish, variant of fréjol, from Old Spanish frisol, from Catalan fesol, from Latin phaseolus, diminutive of phasēlus, a type of legume, from Greek phasēlos.]


(ˈfriːhəʊl; Spanish friˈxol)
n, pl -joles (-həʊlz; Spanish -ˈxoles)
(Cookery) a variety of bean, esp of the French bean, extensively cultivated for food in Mexico
[C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin phaseolus, diminutive of phasēlus, from Greek phasēlos bean with edible pod]



also fri•jo•le

(-ˈhoʊ li)

n., pl. -jo•les (-ˈhoʊ liz)
any bean used for food, esp. the kidney bean.
[1570–80; < Sp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frijol - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)frijol - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)
genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus - herbs of warm regions including most American beans
common bean, common bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
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nelsoni (LSUMZ 36663, Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge) was trapped 3 km south of El Frijol Colorado, Municipality of Perote, Veracruz, Mexico at an elevation of 2,437 m (19[degrees]34'20"N, 97[degrees]23'00"W; Fig.
Efecto del tamano de particula sobre, consumo, digestibilidad y balance del nitrogeno en ovinos pelibuey alimentados con dietas basadas en frijol terciopelo (Mucuna pruriens) y grano de maiz.
Aplicacin de bioslidos industriales vermicomposta de bioslidos en cultivos de frijol.
Strung across the roadway, each protester carried a letter of the alphabet in his or her hand but despite the palpable fear and loathing afoot out in the Mexican countryside as the tariffs plummet to nothing, the farmers could barely muster enough troops to spell out "Sin Maiz No Hay Pais--Y Tampoco Sin Frijol," including the appropriate spacing between words ("Without Corn, There Is No Country--And Also Without Beans").
Pa' mantener a los hijos tuve que irme al jitomate, a la fresa, a pepenar papas, frijol, maiz, segun lo que se daba.
At this moment, the damage to the state's bean crop is between 40% and 50%," Jesus Padilla Estrada, president of the Union Estatal de Productores de Frijol, said in mid-October.