American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An annual Asian plant (Cicer arietinum) in the pea family, widely cultivated for the edible seeds in its short inflated pods.
- n. A seed of this plant.
- French pois chiche, from pois ("pea") + chiche, from Latin cicer ("chickpea") (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete chichpease : Middle English chiche, chickpea (from Old French, from Latin cicer) + pease, pea; see pea. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I love chickpeas, plus the word chickpea is as cute as it gets.”
“Batata Vada is the ball of potato dipped in chickpea batter and fried in hot peanut oil.”
“Mashed potatoes spiced right and dipped in chickpea flour that coats the ball of potates in a thin coat.”
“Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen transforms plain chickpea flour into a steaming hot bowl of Methi Pitla with the addition of a handful of aromatic methi leaves.”
“Easycrafts makes a saatvic chole that look nice and creamy and the secret in chickpea flour.”
“It sold tea and coffee and well as Maggi noodles; and get this, "Maggi pakodas", fried snacks using cooked maggi noodles dunked in chickpea batter (instead of the usual veggies)!”
“The name chickpea traces back through the French chiche to Latin cicer (from which the Roman cognomen Cicero was taken).”
“I am going for a picnic tonight, and have been dreaming all day about some kind of chickpea salad, maybe with garlic and zested lemon.”
“Hindi for "chickpea," masala simply translates to chickpeas with a spicy mixture.”
“I'd serve this as an aperitif, with savory starters such as chickpea fries or a mushroom tart.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘chickpea’.
Appendix of sorts to AIC, listing plants named with reference to animals and vice versa.
List of as many pea and bean varieties as I can cook up - mostly common names.
Ingredients, variations, folklore, things (and people) to eat it with, etc.
Works, ideas, friends, Romans, countrymen, &c.
As much fun to say as they are to eat.
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Endearments too cute and/or funny to ignore.
Looking for tweets for chickpea.