Definition of feijoada in English:

feijoada

noun

  • A Brazilian or Portuguese stew of black beans with pork or other meat and vegetables, served with rice.

    • ‘On Saturdays, we have feijoada - a stew made out of pig bits, black beans and green cabbage.’
    • ‘Another meal to try is the rustic and meaty feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, which they make here on weekends.’
    • ‘It serves the national dish, feijoada (a black-bean stew with pork, beef and chorizo), with couve (stir-fried collard greens) and freshly cut orange and farofa (a blend of flour, olives, raisins and eggs).’
    • ‘Wealthy families also prepare the traditional luso-African-Brazilian feijoada, a rich bean stew, for Sunday lunch or for guests.’
    • ‘John Falconer, the head chef, and his Brazilian wife, Lucia, specialise in lung-expanding Brazilian home cooking such as feijoada, a creamy, smoky black bean stew, as well as a range of delicious vegetarian pies and curries.’
    • ‘About half way through our feijoada, John looked at me and said that perhaps our holiday this year should be to Brazil.’
    • ‘Then you can go on to the hot table, where Robinson's Brazilian black-bean stew, feijoada, waits alongside its traditional accompaniment of greens, cut narrow and cooked so that they retain some spring and crunch.’

Origin

Portuguese, from feijão, from Latin phaseolus bean.

Pronunciation:

feijoada

/ˌfāZHo͝oˈädə//fāˈjwädə/