Chickpea definition

chĭkpē
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A bushy annual plant (Cicer arietinum) of the pea family, with short, hairy pods containing usually two seeds; garbanzo.
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The edible seed.
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An annual Asian plant (Cicer arietinum) in the pea family, widely cultivated for the edible seeds in its short inflated pods.
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A seed of this plant.
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An annual Asian plant (Cicer arietinum) in the pea family, widely cultivated for the edible seeds in its short inflated pods.
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A seed of this plant, often used as a food.

'Chickpea is valued for its nutritive seeds with high protein content.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of chickpea - chick pea

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chickpea
Plural:
chickpeas

Origin of chickpea

  • Obsolete chichpease Middle English chiche chickpea (from Old French) (from Latin cicer) pease pea pea

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French pois chiche, from pois ("pea") + chiche, from Latin cicer (“chickpea”)

    From Wiktionary