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chickpea plant

Definition:

an Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with 1 or 2 edible seeds

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

chickpea plants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

chick-pea | chick-pea

Synonyms:

Cicer arietinum [species] | chick-pea | chickpea | Egyptian pea | garbanzo | garbanzo plant | C. arietinum [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

(earlier as chiche-pease): from late Middle English chiche (from Old French...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chickpea | Cicer arietinum [species]

a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its seeds are high in protein. It's one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. Other common names for the species include garbanzo bean, ceci ... (40 of 2368 words, 9 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chickpea

New World Dictionary:

chickpea | garbanzo | garbanzos [plural] | Cicer arietinum [species, sense-specific]

a bushy annual plant of the pea family, with short, hairy pods containing usually two seeds; garbanzo | the edible seed (20 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chickpea

Collins Dictionary:

chickpea | garbanzos [plural] | Cicer arietinum [species, sense-specific] | garbanzo [synonym, sense-specific]

a bushy leguminous plantcultivated for its edible pealike seeds in the Mediterranean region, central Asia, and Africa | the seed of this plant (22 of 378 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chickpea

Oxford Dictionary:

chickpea | garbanzos [North American, plural] | garbanzo bean [North American] | garbanzo [synonym, sense-specific] | Cicer arietinum [species, sense-specific] | Leguminosae [family, member, sense-specific]

a round yellowish edible seed, widely used as a pulse. | the Old World plant of the pea family which bears chickpeas... (21 of 77 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chickpea

Columbia Encyclopedia:

chickpea | chick-peas | Cicer arietinum [species]

annual plant of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), cultivated since antiquity for the somewhat pealike seeds, which are often used as food and ... (23 of 68 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0811806​.html

Merriam-Webster:

chickpea | Cicer arietinum [species] | garbanzo [chickpea] | garbanzos [chickpea, plural] | garbanzo bean [chickpea]

an Asian herb of the legume family cultivated for its short pods with one or two seeds ; also, its seed (21 of 59 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chickpea

American Heritage Dictionary:

chickpea | garbanzo | garbanzos [plural] | Cicer arietinum [species, sense-specific]

An annual Asian plant "(Cicer arietinum") in the pea family, widely cultivated for the edible seeds in its short inflated pods. | A seed of this ... (25 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chickpea

Random House Dictionary:

chickpea | garbanzos [sense-specific, plural] | garbanzo [synonym, sense-specific] | Cicer arietinum [species, sense-specific]

a widely cultivated plant of the legume family, bearing pods containing pealike seeds. | the seeds of this plant, used extensively as a food. (23 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chickpea

Britannica Encyclopedia:

chick-pea [plant] | Gram, or Garbanzo [synonym]

annual plant of the pea family, widely grown for its nutritious seeds. The bushy, 60-centimetre plants bear pinnate leaves and small white or reddish ... (24 of 134 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/110649​/chick-pea

Wiktionary:

chickpea | chickpeas [plural] | chick pea [sense-specific] | Bengal gram [synonym, sense-specific] | garbanzo [synonym, sense-specific] | Cicer arietinum [species, sense-specific]

An annual Asian plant in the pea family, widely cultivated for the edible seeds in its short inflated pods. | A seed of this plant, often used as a food. (29 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chickpea

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chickpea [countable/uncountable] | chickpeas [plural]

a round yellow-brown seed that can be cooked and eaten (10 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chickpea

Cambridge Dictionary:

chickpea [British] | garbanzo bean [United States]

a hard pale brown round bean which can be cooked and eaten (12 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chickpea

Encarta Dictionary:

chickpea | chickpeas [plural] | garbanzo [food, sense-specific] | garbanzos [food, sense-specific, plural] | garbanzo beans [food, sense-specific, plural] | garbanzo bean [food, sense-specific]

a pale yellow seed about the size of a large pea, cooked as a vegetable | an annual plant that produces chickpeas. Native to: Asia, Mediterranean. ... (25 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596665​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

chickpea

First use: early 18th century

Origin: (earlier as chiche-pease): from late Middle English chiche (from Old French chiche, cice, from Latin cicer "chickpea") + "pease"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chickpea

Collins Dictionary:

chickpea

First use: 16th century

Origin: ciche peasen, from ciche (from French chiche, from Latin cicer chickpea) + peasen; see pea

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chickpea

American Heritage Dictionary:

chickpea

Origin: Obsolete chichpease: Middle English chiche, chickpea (from Old French, from Latin cicer) + pease, pea; see "pea".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chickpea

Merriam-Webster:

chickpea

First use: about 1722

Origin: alteration of chich pea, from Middle English chiche, from Anglo-French, from Latin cicer

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chickpea

New World Dictionary:

chickpea

Origin: for chick pea from Middle English and Old French chiche from Latin cicer, pea

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chickpea

Wiktionary:

chickpea | chickpeas [plural]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chickpea

Encarta Dictionary:

chickpea | chickpeas [plural]

First use: Early 18th century

Origin: Alteration of chich pease from chich "chickpea" (from French chiche from Latin cicer) + pease

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596665​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

chickpea | chickpeas [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chickpea"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chickpea

Collins Dictionary:

chickpea

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chickpea"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chickpea

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chickpea [countable/uncountable] | chickpeas [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chickpea"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chickpea

Macmillan American Dictionary:

chickpea [countable/uncountable] | chickpeas [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chickpea"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/chickpea

Cambridge Dictionary:

chickpea [British]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "chickpea"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chickpea

the Free Dictionary:

chickpea

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "chickpea"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "chickpea" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chickpea

Google Dictionary:

chickpea | chickpeas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chickpea"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=chickpea

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chickpea

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chickpea"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chickp​01 word=chickpea

YourDictionary Audio:

chickpea

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chickpea" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chickpea

freedictionary.org:

chickpea

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chickpea" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=chickpea

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