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Noun: chickpea  'chik,pee
  1. The seed of the chickpea plant
    - garbanzo [N. Amer]
     
  2. Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds
    - chickpea plant, Egyptian pea, Cicer arietinum
     
  3. Large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried
    - garbanzo [N. Amer]

Derived forms: chickpeas

Type of: legume, leguminous plant

Encyclopedia: Chickpea