frijol

Definitions:

  • A bean cultivated and used for food.
  • In Mexico, the southwestern United States, and the West Indies, any cultivated bean of the genus Phaseolus, esp. the black seed of a variety of <spn>P. vulgaris</spn>.
  • The beanlike seed of any of several related plants, as the cowpea. Frijoles are an important article of diet among Spanish-American peoples, being used as an ingredient of many dishes.
  • the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)
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