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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Frijol  \Fri"jol\,  Frijole  \Fri"jole\,  n.;  pl  {Frijoles}.  Also 
  Frejol  \Fre"jol\  [Sp.  fr['i]jol,  fr['e]jol.] 
  1.  In  Mexico,  the  southwestern  United  States,  and  the  West 
  Indies,  any  cultivated  bean  of  the  genus  {Phaseolus},  esp. 
  the  black  seed  of  a  variety  of  {P.  vulgaris}. 
  2.  The  beanlike  seed  of  any  of  several  related  plants,  as  the 
  cowpea.  Frijoles  are  an  important  article  of  diet  among 
  Spanish-American  peoples,  being  used  as  an  ingredient  of 
  many  dishes.