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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.]
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|Noun||1.||frijole - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)|
|2.||frijole - Mexican bean; usually dried|
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried