Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • 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, often used as a food.

Etymologies

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)
French pois chiche, from pois ("pea") + chiche, from Latin cicerĀ ("chickpea") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I love chickpeas, plus the word chickpea is as cute as it gets.

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  • Batata Vada is the ball of potato dipped in chickpea batter and fried in hot peanut oil.

    Batata Vada Odyssey

  • Mashed potatoes spiced right and dipped in chickpea flour that coats the ball of potates in a thin coat.

    Batata Vada Odyssey

  • 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.

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  • Easycrafts makes a saatvic chole that look nice and creamy and the secret in chickpea flour.

    Chole Naan and The Mela

  • 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)!

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The name chickpea traces back through the French chiche to Latin cicer (from which the Roman cognomen Cicero was taken).

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  • 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.

    Garbanzo (Chickpea) Salad Recipe with Olives and Herbs

  • Hindi for "chickpea," masala simply translates to chickpeas with a spicy mixture.

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  • I'd serve this as an aperitif, with savory starters such as chickpea fries or a mushroom tart.

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