Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Niggardly; sparing.
  • noun A miser; a niggard.
  • To chuck; cluck, as a hen.
  • To call by clucking, as a hen her young.
  • noun A dwarf pea: same as chick-pea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The chick-pea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The chickpea.

Etymologies

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French chiche, pois chiche, a dwarf pea, from Latin cicer the chickpea.

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