from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Brazilian dish consisting of an assortment of sliced meats, such as tongue and sausage, and side dishes, including rice, beans, collard greens, oranges, and hot pepper sauce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stew of beans with beef and pork, considered the national dish of Brazil.


Portuguese, from feijão, bean, from Latin phaseolus; see frijol.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese feijoada, from feijão ("bean"). (Wiktionary)


  • Tangirala snagged the top spot by spelling the word feijoada correctly. Chronicle

  • If you like unusual combinations of tastes and textures, you will rave about "feijoada".

    Rio De Janeiro

  • Discreet "feijoada" fanciers follow this with nothing stronger than mineral water.

    Rio De Janeiro

  • The thick bean and pork stew called feijoada, which all Brazilians embrace as their national culinary symbol, has historical origins that mirror the country’s cultural mix of Portuguese colonials, indigenous Indians, and African slaves who were brought to work plantations—rubber, sugar, cotton, cocoa, coffee—or mine diamonds and gold.

    One Big Table

  • If you want I can go on in Portuguese (at least I know how to spell "feijoada").


  • Piled out plates with 'feijoada' or traditional stew and meat and fruit.


  • A modern feijoada is a medley of smoked pork, sausages and chops, all simmering in a glossy black sea of beans.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • We'd take our earned cruzados to the cafes lining the sand and splurge on feijoada, a dark, smoky black bean and pork stew that, oddly enough, satisfied us in the Rio heat.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • Eating feijoada was a ceremony of appreciation that took hours.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • We'd start the feast with tiny hard-boiled quail eggs with salt to go along with the tart lime and cachaça rum caipirinhas, a prerequisite for any true feijoada experience.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema


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