chana

noun
\ ˈchə-nə How to pronounce chana (audio) , ˈchä- \
variants: or less commonly channa

Definition of chana

: chickpea also : a dish made from chickpeas

First Known Use of chana

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chana

borrowed from Hindi canā, going back to Sanskrit caṇakaḥ, of uncertain origin

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“Chana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chana. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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