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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]

fri•jol

(friˈhoʊl)

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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I could not resist the ludicrousness of the spectacle, and holding my sides I rocked back and forth in the first laughter which had passed my lips in many days; the first, in fact, since the morning Powell had left camp when his horse, long unused, had precipitately and unexpectedly bucked him off headforemost into a pot of frijoles.
En Mexico, la principal leguminosa de importancia agricola es el frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), la cual es la principal fuente de proteinas; sin embargo, su produccion en los ultimos anos ha disminuido por ser un cultivo susceptible a condiciones extremas de sequia y alta humedad, asi como al ataque de plagas y enfermedades, con lo que se afecta el rendimiento, el cual no supera en promedio la tonelada por hectarea (Servicio de Informacion Agroalimentaria y Pesquera 2014).
En este orden de ideas, para evaluar la importancia del control biologico natural ejercido por parasitoides y la interferencia de las aplicaciones continuas de insecticidas en frijol, se realizaron dos estudios.
Cabe mencionar que la dieta de la poblacion mexicana contempla en sus alimentos de uso cotidiano la tortilla de maiz y el frijol, los cuales se preparan con el grano entero.