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[gahr-bahn-zoh] /gɑrˈbɑn zoʊ/
noun, plural garbanzos.
chickpea (def 1).
Origin of garbanzo
1750-60, Americanism; < Spanish, alteration of Old Spanish arvanco; perhaps akin to Latin ervum (see ervil) Unabridged
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Examples from the web for garbanzo
  • After it's cooked down a bit, add the garbanzo beans.
  • Toss garbanzo or kidney beans into salads for an earthy, nutritious addition.
British Dictionary definitions for garbanzo


noun (pl) -zos
another name for chickpea
Word Origin
C18: from Spanish, from arvanço, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German araweiz pea
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Word Origin and History for garbanzo

"chick-pea," 1759, from Spanish garbanzo, said to be ultimately from Greek or Basque.

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