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ˈhær əˌkoʊhari·cot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haricotnoun

    a French variety of green bean plant bearing light-colored beans

  2. flageolet, haricotnoun

    a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried


  1. haricot

    Phaseolus vulgaris, the common bean, is a herbaceous annual plant grown worldwide for its edible dry seeds or green, unripe pods. Its leaf is also occasionally used as a vegetable and the straw as fodder. Its botanical classification, along with other Phaseolus species, is as a member of the legume family Fabaceae. Like most members of this family, common beans acquire the nitrogen they require through an association with rhizobia, which are nitrogen-fixing bacteria. The common bean has a long history of cultivation. All wild members of the species have a climbing habit, but many cultivars are classified either as bush beans or climbing beans, depending on their style of growth. Best-known cultivar groups include the kidney bean, the navy bean, the pinto bean, and the wax bean. The other major types of commercially grown beans are the runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus) and the broad bean (Vicia faba). Beans are grown on every continent except Antarctica. Worldwide, 27 million tonnes of dried and 24 million tonnes of green beans were grown in 2016. In 2016, Myanmar was the largest producer of dried beans, while China produced 79% of the world's total of green beans. The wild P. vulgaris is native to the Americas. It was originally believed that it had been domesticated separately in Mesoamerica and in the southern Andes region, giving the domesticated bean two gene pools. However, recent genetic analyses show that it was actually domesticated in Mesoamerica first, and traveled south, probably along with squash and maize (corn). The three Mesoamerican crops constitute the "Three Sisters" central to indigenous North American agriculture.The common bean arrived in Europe as part of the Columbian exchange. In 1528, the pope, Giulio de' Medici, received some white beans, which thrived. Five years later, he gave a bag of beans as a present to his niece, Catherine, on her wedding to Prince Henri of France, along with the county of the Lauragais, whose county town is Castelnaudary, now synonymous with the white bean dish of cassoulet.


  1. haricot

    A haricot is a small, usually white, kidney-shaped variety of bean, especially the French bean or navy bean, often used in cooking for dishes like soups and salads. The term is also used in French to refer to any kind of bean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haricotnoun

    a ragout or stew of meat with beans and other vegetables

  2. Haricotnoun

    the ripe seeds, or the unripe pod, of the common string bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), used as a vegetable. Other species of the same genus furnish different kinds of haricots

  3. Etymology: [F.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haricot

    har′i-ko, -kot, n. a kind of ragout or stew of mutton and beans or other vegetables: the kidney-bean or French bean. [Fr. haricot.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haricot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haricot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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