Definition of Frijolillo
1. Noun. Shrub or small tree having pinnate leaves poisonous to livestock and dense racemes of intensely fragrant blue flowers and red beans.
Group relationships: Genus Sophora, Sophora
Generic synonyms: Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Frijolillo
Literary usage of Frijolillo
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Geognostical Essay on the Superposition of Rocks in Both Hemispheres by Alexander von Humboldt (1823)
"This conglomerate (frijolillo de Rayas) must not be confounded with that of the mine of Animas, which is whitish-grey, and contains fragments of compact ..."
2. Mammals of the Mexican Boundary of the United States: A Descriptive by Edgar Alexander Mearns (1907)
"Texas, where it is known to the Americans as the laurel and to the Mexicans as the " frijolillo." It bears deep green leaves of about 9 elliptical-oblong ..."
3. Bulletin by Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of the Interior, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States National Museum, United States (1907)
"... abundant in the vicinity of Fort Clark, Texas, where it is known to the Americans as the laurel and to the Mexicans as the " frijolillo. ..."
4. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"In Central America and Mexico this name is applied to the common black bean. Phaseolus vulgar ¡x. Frijoles caballeros. See Dolichos lablab. frijolillo. ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... Coulter) of the Rio Grande and North Mexico, the frijolillo (Sophora secundiflora) of Texas, several species of Datura, specially D. meteloides, ..."
6. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain by Alexander von Humboldt (1811)
"... their outlines are indistinct and appear as if softened into the mass- This conglomerate (frijolillo de Rayas) must not be confounded with that of the ..."