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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Small leguminous plant (Cicer arietinum) of Asia, Africa, and the south of Europe; the chich; the dwarf pea; the gram.
  • n. Its nutritious seed, used in cookery, and especially, when roasted (parched pulse), as food for travelers in the Eastern deserts.
  • n. See Chick-pea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of the plant Cicer arietinum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds
  • n. the seed of the chickpea plant
  • n. large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried

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