American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See chickpea.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Porto Rico and Spanish America generally, the chick-pea, Cicer arietinum. See chick-pea (with cut).
- n. An edible pulse, Cicer arietinum, of the family Leguminosae or Fabaceae and subfamily Faboideae or Papilionoideae, of which the plant has white or purple-blue flowers and small feathery leaves on both sides of the stem and yields pods containing two to three peas.
- n. A seed of this plant; the chickpea
- n. large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried
- n. the seed of the chickpea plant
- As calavance, from Spanish garbanzo, possibly from Basque garau ("seed") + antzu ("dry"). Another theory suggests a Greek origin. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, alteration (perhaps influenced by Old Spanish garroba, algarroba) of Old Spanish arvanço, perhaps from Greek erebinthos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word garbanzo came to English as "calavance" in the 17th century, from Old Spanish”
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“Sometimes the simplest of ingredients can produce a dish that's full of interesting flavor, and that was certainly true with this Greek soup made of dried chickpeas also called garbanzo beans.”
“Anyway, whatever it's called, this time I used my cilantro (my preferred name) to make this fantastic salad with chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans!)”
“Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are mild, nutty-tasting legumes.”
“Shopping tips: Chickpeas, available in cans, are also referred to as garbanzo (Spanish) beans or ceci (Italian).”
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