haricot

haricot

1 [har-uh-koh]
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Phaseolus, especially P. vulgaris, the kidney bean.
2.
the seed or unripe pod of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.

Origin:
1605–15; < French, earlier feve d'aricot., perhaps ultimately < Nahuatl ayacohtli, ayecohtli bean, but influenced by haricot stew (see haricot2), in which such beans can be an ingredient

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haricot

2 [har-uh-koh]
noun
a stew of lamb or mutton with turnips and potatoes.
Also, halicot.


Origin:
1605–15; < French; Middle French hericot (de mouton), probably noun derivative (perhaps influenced by écot lopped branch) of Old French harigoter to tear into scraps, perhaps derivative, with v. suffix -oter, of Old Low Franconian *hariôn to fight, make war on (see harry)

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

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