from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name in Mexico for the cultivated bean of that country, which forms an important staple of food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)
  • n. Mexican bean; usually dried


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  • The other day, after Spanish class, we talked about beans … what does frijole really specify?

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  • I like your version of frijole charros and will try that.

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  • When he said, "My uncle frijole.", the guy asked how long I had been a stylist.

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  • But there is something cordial about a pie's countenance, especially if it be a pie of one's own country, and still more especially if one has been living regularly on _frijole_ beans.

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  • Janet, as good as her word, steadily made way with the _frijole_ beans and did full justice to the hot bread; and soon, inspirited by his powerful coffee, she continued the story of how she was frightened by the steer and baffled by the brook, and how she was foolish enough to think she was going straight forward all the time.

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  • There is beef and chicken, the frijole, or red bean of Spain, and other vegetables prepared in a tasty manner peculiar to Spanish cooking, so we do not doubt that the cook has been taught his trade by the padre himself.

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  • Tamale had a similar origin, and so did frijole and tomato.

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  • The father, however, turned a deaf ear to this request, and eventually the poor Durangueno returned to his home alone, his spouse preferring to share the buffalo-rib and venison with her mountaineer before the frijole and chile colorado of the bereaved ranchero.

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  • I not care comer meat, ni frijole, ni corn, mais widout cafe I no live.

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  • Of beans, a large number of different varieties are in common use including string-beans (or snap-beans), lima-beans, kidney-beans, red beans, the frijole, and the Soya bean.

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