garbanzo

noun
gar·​ban·​zo | \ gär-ˈbän-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce garbanzo (audio) also -ˈban-\
plural garbanzos

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Examples of garbanzo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lamb neck, steamed in maguey leaves, has a similar presentation: a little garbanzo-bean puree on the side, and a bright salad of greens and mint as a palate cleanser. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Carlos Gaytan’s new restaurant, Tzuco, is likely to earn him back a Michelin star," 31 Oct. 2019 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 Young, hip servers in long aprons arrive with paper menus and puffs of warm, tiny parker-house-like potato rolls topped with bitter-sweet bee pollen alongside a punchy, bright green garbanzo and chili dip. Victoria Pesce Elliott, miamiherald, "Why this restaurant earned our first ‘Exceptional’ review in two years. (Hint: its talented tattooed chef) | Miami Herald," 5 Apr. 2018 Veggie lovers will be wowed by the Mediterranean, which tops mixed greens with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onions, and not one, not two, but three kinds of beans: cannellini, pinto and garbanzo. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Barilla now has five fast-casual restaurants," 21 Mar. 2018 Add quinoa to a vegetable soup or toss 1/2 cup of edamame, garbanzo, or cannellini beans atop a salad. Theresa Shank, Rd, Ldn, Philly.com, "Philly dietitian shares best defenses against flu season," 29 Jan. 2018 According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), acres planted in chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are at 603,000 this year, up nearly 86 percent from last year. David Pitt, The Seattle Times, "Farmers planting less wheat — more chickpeas and lentils," 28 Aug. 2017 Salads Holy Frijole (1-pint mason jar): Black beans, garbanzo beans, corn, tomato, green bell pepper and cilantro with lemon balsamic and chipotle olive oil dressing. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Create Your Nature adds 11 new dishes to its menu," 21 June 2017 Salads Holy Frijole (1-pint mason jar): Black beans, garbanzo beans, corn, tomato, green bell pepper and cilantro with lemon balsamic and chipotle olive oil dressing. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Create Your Nature adds 11 new dishes to its menu," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of garbanzo

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garbanzo

borrowed from Spanish (earlier usually garvanço), alteration (perhaps by blending with garroba "carob, algaroba" or gálbana "kind of pea") of earlier arvanço, ervanço, of uncertain origin

Note: Recorded as arbānsuš or arbānšuš among Hispanic words in the Arabic pharmacopoeia Kitāb al-Mustaʻīnī of Yūsuf bin Isḥāq ibn Baklāriš (ca. 1106). As noted by Joan Coromines (Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico), Greek erébinthos "chickpea" is unlikely to be the immediate source; the change i > a is ad hoc, and the outcome of -th- as z/ç is questionable. The initial arv-/erv- is comparable with a widespread group of words presumably of Mediterranean substratal origin—in addition to Greek erébinthos and órobos "the vetch Vicia ervilia," there are Latin ervum "the vetch Vicia ervilia," Germanic *arw(a)-(a)itō "pea" (whence Old High German araweiz, Old Saxon eriwit, erit, Old Norse ertr), Middle Irish orbaind "grains." The suffix of the Spanish word (*-antio?) is of obscure origin.

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