noun, plural frijoles /ˈfrihoʊlz, friˈhoʊliz; Spanish friˈhɔlɛs/ [free-hohlz, free-hoh-leez; Spanish free-haw-les] Show IPA .
any bean of the genus Phaseolus,
especially the kidney
bean, the seeds of which
are used for food in Mexico, in the southwestern U.S., etc.
Also, frijole /friˈhoʊli/ [free-hoh-lee] Show IPA .
earlier fresol, fesol
< a dialectal source, akin to Galician freixó, feixoo,
< Latin faseolus;