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pinto bean

Syllabification: pin·to bean

Definition of pinto bean in English:

noun

A medium-sized speckled variety of kidney bean.
Example sentences
  • Foods that are high in fiber include black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and many vegetables, such as broccoli and peas.
  • Legumes such as lentils, black-eyed peas, soybeans, chickpeas, kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans and black beans are lowfat, filling and loaded with fiber, protein and carbs.
  • They found that red beans ranked number one, followed by wild blueberries, red kidney beans, pinto beans, and cultivated blueberries.

Origin

early 20th century: pinto from pinto, because of the mottled seed of this variety of bean.

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