Garbanzo definition

gärbänzō
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An edible pulse, Cicer arietinum, of the family Leguminosae or Fabaceae and subfamily Faboideae or Papilionoideae, of which the plant has white or purple-blue flowers and small feathery leaves on both sides of the stem and yields pods containing two to three peas.
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A seed of this plant; the chickpea.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
garbanzo
Plural:
garbanzos

Origin of garbanzo

  • As calavance, from Spanish garbanzo, possibly from Basque garau (“seed”) + antzu (“dry”). Another theory suggests an Ancient Greek origin.

    From Wiktionary