Definition of pinto bean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


pinto bean

BrE BrE//ˈpɪntəʊ biːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntoʊ biːn//
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a type of curved bean with coloured marks on the skin Word Originearly 20th cent.: pinto from pinto, because of the mottled seed of this variety of bean.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pinto bean