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chickpea


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chick-pea  \Chick"-pea`\  (-p[=e]`),  n.  [See  {Chich}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  Small  leguminous  plant  ({Cicer  arietinum})  of 
  Asia,  Africa,  and  the  south  of  Europe;  the  chich;  the 
  dwarf  pea;  the  gram. 
 
  2.  Its  nutritious  seed,  used  in  cookery,  and  especially,  when 
  roasted  (parched  pulse),  as  food  for  travelers  in  the 
  Eastern  deserts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chickpea 
  n  1:  the  seed  of  the  chickpea  plant  [syn:  {garbanzo}] 
  2:  Asiatic  herb  cultivated  for  its  short  pods  with  one  or  two 
  edible  seeds  [syn:  {chickpea  plant},  {Egyptian  pea},  {Cicer 
  arietinum}] 
  3:  large  white  roundish  Asiatic  legume;  usually  dried  [syn:  {garbanzo}] 




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