garbanzo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

As calavance, from Spanish garbanzo, possibly from Basque garau ‎(seed) + antzu ‎(dry). Another theory suggests an Ancient Greek origin erebinthos ‎(erebinthos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɑrˈbɑnzoʊ/
  • Hyphenation: gar‧ban‧zo

Noun[edit]

garbanzo ‎(plural garbanzos)

  1. An edible pulse, Cicer arietinum, of the family Leguminosae or Fabaceae and subfamilies Faboideae or Papilionoideae, of which the plant has white or purple-blue flowers and small feathery leaves on both sides of the stem and yields pods containing two to three peas.
  2. A seed of this plant; the chickpea

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish garbanço, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

garbanzo m ‎(plural garbanzos)

  1. chickpea; garbanzo (plant, seed)

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