chickpea

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English[edit]

chickpea pods

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

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chickpea (plural chickpeas)

  1. An annual Asian plant (Cicer arietinum) in the pea family, widely cultivated for the edible seeds in its short inflated pods.
  2. A seed of this plant, often used as a food.
    Chickpea is valued for its nutritive seeds with high protein content. [1]

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