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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gram, n.  Bot. The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Cicer arietinum
      n : Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two
          edible seeds [syn: chickpea, chickpea plant, Egyptian
          pea]