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haricot

Syllabification: har·i·cot
Pronunciation: /ˈherəˌkō
 
/
(also haricot bean)

Definition of haricot in English:

noun

1A bean of a variety with small white seeds, especially the kidney bean.
Example sentences
  • I like to use asparagus and haricots verts, but you have to blanch them first.
  • The ‘roast’ halibut looked a bit anaemic and was served on what is becoming a ubiquitous bland base for fish: leeks, haricots verts and asparagus.
  • To make the haricot vert salad: In a bowl, combine the haricots verts, shallot, and walnut oil.
2The dried seed of the haricot bean used as a vegetable.
Example sentences
  • Mushrooms, carrots, spinach, turnips, cabbage, peas, haricots, lima beans, and different herbs were the most common vegetables.
  • The salads featured haricot and broad beans as well as couscous, brown rice and a green salad.
  • By using cooked or canned beans (red kidney, haricot, whatever) and chicken breast, it all cooks very quickly into a lovely winter dish that makes eating your greens a pleasure.

Origin

mid 17th century: French, perhaps from Aztec ayacotli.

Words that rhyme with haricot

JerichoMexico • galactico • kleftico • simpatico

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