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fri·jol(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.]
frijol(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]
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|Noun||1.||frijol - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)|