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frijol

[free-hohl, free-hohl; Spanish free-hawl] /ˈfri hoʊl, friˈhoʊl; Spanish friˈhɔl/
noun, plural frijoles
[free-hohlz, free-hoh-leez; Spanish free-haw-les] /ˈfri hoʊlz, friˈhoʊ liz; Spanish friˈhɔ lɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
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
[free-hoh-lee] /friˈhoʊ li/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Spanish, earlier fresol, fesol < a dialectal source, akin to Galician freixó, feixoo, earlier feijoo < Latin faseolus; see feijoada
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British Dictionary definitions for frijol

frijol

/ˈfriːhəʊl; Spanish friˈxol/
noun (pl) -joles (-həʊlz; Spanish) (-ˈxoles)
1.
a variety of bean, esp of the French bean, extensively cultivated for food in Mexico
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin phaseolus, diminutive of phasēlus, from Greek phasēlos bean with edible pod
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