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
Recent Examples of chickpea from the Web
Leading the salads is the fiambre ($14), which comes decked out with roasted red peppers, asparagus, green beans, chickpeas, cucumber, carrot, radish, egg, hearts of palm, cheddar and ginger-lime vinaigrette.
Luckily, chestnut flour and chickpea flour are delicious.
The burger itself includes both red and green bell peppers, chickpeas, and seasonings such as tahini, superfoods garlic and turmeric, and coriander.
Mash together potato, lentils, chickpeas, and salt until sticky.
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Origin and Etymology of chickpea
alteration of chich pea, from Middle English chiche, from Anglo-French, from Latin cicer
First Known Use: circa 1722
CHICKPEA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chickpea for English Language Learners
: a pale round seed that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
CHICKPEA Defined for Kids
Definition of chickpea for Students
: an edible roundish pale yellow seed from the pod of an Asian plant that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
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