Definition of haricot in English:

haricot

Line breaks: hari|cot
Pronunciation: /ˈharɪkəʊ
 
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(also haricot bean)

noun

chiefly British
  • 1A French bean of a variety with small white seeds.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1The dried seed of haricot bean plants used as a vegetable.
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    • 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.

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