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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The popular name of the plant Cicer arietinum.

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

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

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

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

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