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har·i·cot 1

The edible pod or seed of any of several beans, especially the kidney bean.

[French, possibly alteration (influenced by French haricot, stew) of Nahuatl ayacotli.]

har·i·cot 2

A highly seasoned mutton or lamb stew with vegetables.

[French, from Old French hericot, hericoq, possibly from harigoter, to cut into pieces, probably of Germanic origin.]


1. (Plants) a variety of French bean with light-coloured edible seeds, which can be dried and stored
2. (Plants) another name for French bean
3. (Cookery) the seed or pod of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable
[C17: from French, perhaps from Nahuatl ayecotli]


(ˈhær əˌkoʊ)

1. any of various beans of the genus Phaseolus, esp. the kidney bean.
2. the seed or unripe pod of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.
[1605–15; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haricot - a French variety of green bean plant bearing light-colored beansharicot - a French variety of green bean plant bearing light-colored beans
green bean - a common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods
2.haricot - a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried


[ˈhærɪkəʊ] N (also haricot bean) → frijol m, judía f blanca (Sp)


n haricot (bean)Gartenbohne f


[ˈhærɪkəʊ] n (also haricot bean) → fagiolo bianco
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IT was two o'clock when I returned to my lodgings; my dinner, just brought in from a neighbouring hotel, smoked on the table; I sat down thinking to eat--had the plate been heaped with potsherds and broken glass, instead of boiled beef and haricots, I could not have made a more signal failure: appetite had forsaken me.
Bottled beer stood under a shelf, and there were two bags of haricot beans and some limp lettuces.
In the place of the fowl a dish of haricot beans made its appearance--an enormous dish in which some bones of mutton that at first sight one might have believed to have some meat on them pretended to show themselves.
Appui aux petits producteurs de haricots des Districts de Boko-Songho et Loudima (Support for small bean producers in the Boko-Songho and Loudima Districts)
Quant aux legumes secs, a l'exception des prix des haricots secs qui ont recule de 19,6%, il a ete enregistre une hausse de pres de 22% pour les lentilles et de 23,6% pour les pois chiches.
The recipes that follow range from a Hunter's Chicken Stew with Tomatoes and Mushrooms; a Bistro Burger with Caramelized Onions; Panfried Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce; and Cheese Tortellini with Butternut Hash and Toasted Hazelnuts; to Jalapeno, Pork, and Hominy Chili; Mediterranean Salad with Seared Tuna; Roasted Balsamic Haricots Verts with Slivered Almonds; and a Raspberry Pudding Cake.
Last year, we grew potatoes in them but for a change this year I want to grow legumes - peas and beans, such as French beans, haricots.
Au cours de l'entame de son etude scientifique intitulee [beaucoup moins que]Conditions de travail et relations commerciales dans la production des haricots verts au Maroc, cas du Souss Massa[beaucoup plus grand que], le conferencier a, de prime abord, situe l'espace de l'ebauche, consideree comme etant la premiere region du pays en termes d'exportation de nombre de fruits et legumes et de superficies de culture sous serres, en plus des stations d'emballage et de conditionnement, que tient un contingent grandissant d'investisseurs etrangers, notamment francais et espagnols.
2 pounds green and purple haricots verts, trimmed, blanched
The roll showcases extra large escargot sauteed with shallots and shiso in a soy dashi butter, over an open-faced tempura haricots verts and fennel maki topped with shelled edamame and shiso.
Le geant de l'alimentaire surgele base au Canada a declare qu'il allait ajouter des << equipements de transformations ameliores >> des congelateurs, des conditionnements et des nouveaux equipements de transformation de haricots a son usine de Hastings.
Haricots verts, the French green beans, are skinny versions and tend to run slightly sweeter.