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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the seed of the chickpea plant [syn: garbanzo]
      2: Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two
         edible seeds [syn: chickpea plant, Egyptian pea, Cicer
      3: large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried [syn: garbanzo]