from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The edible pod or seed of any of several beans, especially the kidney bean.
- n. A highly seasoned mutton or lamb stew with vegetables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common bean.
- n. A stew of lamb and vegetables.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ragout or stew of meat with beans and other vegetables.
- n. The ripe seeds, or the unripe pod, of the common string bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), used as a vegetable. Other species of the same genus furnish different kinds of haricots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of ragout of meat and vegetables.
- n. The kidney-bean or French bean.
- n. In ceramics, a red used for the whole surface of a piece, or forming a background to other decoration. It is produced from an oxid of copper.
- To prepare as, or convert into, a haricot: as, to haricot a neck of mutton.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a French variety of green bean plant bearing light-colored beans
- n. a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried
"It is my discovery of the etymology of the word haricot!"
The word haricot was unknown in France until the seventeenth century: people used the word
The green bean was generally referred to as the haricot; the mature bean, dried and divested of its pod, was called the fêverole.59 The latter seems to have been less used in polite society, perhaps because of its windy nature, but its resemblance to the fava bean was close enough to guide cooks in preparing it.
This astonishing immunity can have only one explanation: like the potato and the maize-plant, the haricot is a gift of the New World.
The haulm is both of little bulk and little use, but the seed is used in making the esteemed French dish called haricot, with which it were well if the working classes of this country were acquainted.
In that case I would swap the butter beans for a smaller pulse, such as haricot beans.
A bag of beans, of the variety known as "haricot," is the next candidate.
-- A very pretty dish can be made by making a border of mashed potatoes, hollow in the centre, in which can be placed various kinds of other vegetables, such as haricot beans, stewed peas, &c.
Must Try: Pied du couchon Pig's feet, sliced pork belly, fois gras and haricot vert salad, soups, charcuterie and beef cheek.
Picnic counters with a traditional Steak au Poivre with lemongrass peppercorn cream sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes and haricot vert.