A bean cultivated and used for food.
Any of various beans used for food, esp. any of certain kidney beans so used in Mexico and the SW U.S.
Origin of frijol
- Spanish variant of fréjol from Old Spanish frisol from Catalan fesol from Latin phaseolus diminutive of phasēlus a type of legume from Greek phasēlos
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition