chickpea

noun
chick·​pea | \ ˈchik-ˌpē How to pronounce chickpea (audio) \

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

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The new line comes in four flavors — original, lemon pepper, Spanish, and garlic herb — and includes ingredients like lentils, chickpeas, and green peas for almost 40% less net carbs than traditional white rice. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "RightRice, the Low-Carb Side Made From Vegetables, Is Basically the New Cauliflower Rice," 7 Mar. 2019 Or test your tolerance for small portions of less-gassy legumes like lentils and chickpeas with the aid of a bean-fiber-busting enzyme supplement called alpha galactosidase. SELF, "Why This Registered Dietitian Tells (Some of) Her Patients to Avoid Kale Salads," 30 Nov. 2018 When ready to assemble, layer spinach in bowl and top with chickpeas, eggplant, cauliflower, and bean sprouts. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 Bake both trays for 35 to 40 minutes until veggies brown and chickpeas are crispy. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas are crisp, about 10 minutes. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Win the Weekday Lunch Game," 30 Aug. 2018 That changed the day the class prepared chana masala, an Indian stewed chickpea dish. Anya Van Wagtendonk, Philly.com, "For these immigrants, flipping pancakes and learning English go hand-in-hand," 12 July 2018 The keeper was advised in winter to add saffron and pine nuts to the chickpea pasta. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Fertilize your creative spirit with these gardening books," 8 June 2018 Also known as chickpeas, garbanzos are high in fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "6 Healthiest Beans You Can Eat," 15 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of chickpea

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chickpea

alteration of chich pea, from Middle English chiche, from Anglo-French, from Latin cicer

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chickpea

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chickpea

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

chickpea

noun
chick·​pea | \ ˈchik-ˌpē How to pronounce chickpea (audio) \

Kids Definition of chickpea

: 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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