How to say "beans" in Spanish
ProfesorAntonio (native Spanish speaker) posted a discussion in the Spanish General forum asking natives of Spanish which is the most common word for "bean" in their area. Here's the link: frijol VS poroto VS judía.
It appears so - see this extract from Wikipedia:
"...The Moche Culture (0-800 CE) cultivated lima beans heavily and often depicted them in their art. During the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, lima beans were exported to the rest of the Americas and Europe, and since the boxes of such goods had their place of origin labeled "Lima – Peru", the beans got named as such..."
I've got a venezuelan friend who calls them "caraotas" I just call them "fríjoles" or "frijoles", the accepted one is usually unaccented one, with the stress as "fri-JO-les". I've heard poroto and judía as well around here (colombian atlantic coast) but they're kind of weird.
Habichuela is something a bit different