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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Add red peppers, chickpeas and broth; cover and bring to a boil. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Roasted Red Pepper Soup," 24 Oct. 2018 The Syrian city held the seed bank of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and contained vital stocks of such staples as wheat, barley, chickpeas and fava beans. Adrian Higgins, idahostatesman, "Dispelling myths around the Arctic Circle’s famed ‘doomsday’ seed vault on its 10th anniversary | Idaho Statesman," 28 Feb. 2018 The list of the boy’s allergies was lengthy: peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, sesame, melons, chickpeas, kiwi fruit, most seeds. Washington Post, "For low-wage school workers, lessons in survival," 28 Jan. 2018 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

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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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