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chickpea

[chik-pee] /ˈtʃɪkˌpi/
noun
1.
Also called garbanzo. a widely cultivated plant, Cicer arietinum, of the legume family, bearing pods containing pealike seeds.
2.
the seeds of this plant, used extensively as a food.
Origin of chickpea
1540-1550
1540-50; alteration of chich-pea, equivalent to late Middle English chiche (< Middle FrenchLatin cicer chickpea) + pea1
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chickpea

/ˈtʃɪkˌpiː/
noun
1.
a bushy leguminous plant, Cicer arietinum, cultivated for its edible pealike seeds in the Mediterranean region, central Asia, and Africa
2.
Also called garbanzo. the seed of this plant
Word Origin
C16 ciche peasen, from ciche (from French chiche, from Latin cicer chickpea) + peasen; see pea
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