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  1. pinto beannoun

    mottled or spotted bean of southwestern United States; usually dried


  1. pinto beannoun

    One of several varieties of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, common in the US and Mexico.

  2. Etymology: From (frijol) pinto, named for its mottled skin.


  1. Pinto bean

    The pinto bean () is a variety of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). In Spanish they are called frijoles pintos, literally "painted bean" (compare pinto horse). It is the most popular bean by crop production in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States, and is most often eaten whole (sometimes in broth), or mashed and then refried. Either way, it is a common filling for burritos, tostadas, or tacos in Mexican cuisine, also as a side or as part of an entrée served with a side tortilla or sopaipilla in New Mexican cuisine.In South America, it is known as the poroto frutilla, literally "strawberry bean". In Portuguese, the Brazilian name is feijão carioca (literally "carioca bean"; contrary to popular belief, the beans were not named after Rio de Janeiro, but after a pig breed that has the same color as the legume), which differs from the name in Portugal: feijão catarino. Additionally, the young immature pods may be harvested and cooked as green pinto beans. There are a number of different varieties of pinto bean, notably some originating from Northern Spain, where an annual fair is dedicated to the bean.


  1. pinto bean

    A pinto bean is a variety of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) known for its mottled brown and pinkish color. It is widely consumed in the United States and Mexico, often in dishes like chili con carne or refried beans. "Pinto" means painted in Spanish, referring to its multicolored appearance. These beans are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pinto bean in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pinto bean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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