Definition of frijoles in US English:

frijoles

plural noun

  • (in Mexican cooking) beans.

    • ‘Actually they're bean flakes that plump up to become frijoles after you add boiling water.’
    • ‘After dinner, typically a light meatless meal with corn tortillas and frijoles or some kind of pepper or tomato soup, I sit on the bench in the courtyard enjoying the evening breeze or reading the paper while the children play.’
    • ‘Again, after the last patient had been seen, a feast of fresh orange juice, chicken, frijoles, and tortillas was provided to the team.’
    • ‘Downstairs was a café serving tortillas de maíz and frijoles for breakfast and whatever the fishermen brought in for dinner.’
    • ‘It is folded over and filled with a soft white cheese, chopped meat, fried pork rinds, or frijoles (red or black beans).’
    • ‘It is unclear how long Fred and his friends were down there, living on tortillas and frijoles, roaming a labyrinthine dreamscape streaked with sunlight.’
    • ‘When the vegetables are tender, add them to the frijoles.’
    • ‘One of the most common ways of serving frijoles is as frijoles refritos.’
    • ‘Puerto Ricans and Chicanos are linguistically linked, but if you invite them over for frijoles and serve refried beans, one will be disappointed.’

Origin

Spanish, plural of frijol ‘bean’.

Pronunciation

frijoles

/frēˈhōˌlās/