chickpea


chick·pea

noun \ˈchik-ˌpē\

: a pale round seed that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable

Full Definition of CHICKPEA

:  an Asian herb (Cicer arietinum) of the legume family cultivated for its short pods with one or two seeds; also :  its seed

Origin of CHICKPEA

alteration of chich pea, from Middle English chiche, from Anglo-French, from Latin cicer
First Known Use: circa 1722

Rhymes with CHICKPEA

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chickpea

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Annual legume (Cicer arietinum) widely grown for its nutritious seeds. The bushy 2-ft (60-cm) plants bear pinnate leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The yellow-brown peas are borne one or two to a pod. Chickpeas are an important food plant in India, Africa, and Central and South America. They are the main ingredient of hummus, a sauce originating in the Middle East. In southern Europe, chickpeas are a common ingredient in soups, salads, and stews. A kind of meal or flour is also made from chickpeas.

Variants of CHICKPEA

chickpea or garbanzo

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