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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Add chickpeas, green beans, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and basil.
▪ Boil chickpeas for about 30 minutes until they are just tender, then drain. 2.
▪ Stir in the chickpeas and simmer for 2 minutes, or until heated through.
▪ The more versatile chickpea can be spiced up in salads or puréed with garlic for deep frying or serving in dips.

alt. 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. n. 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.

  1. n. 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 arietinum]

  3. large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried [syn: garbanzo]


The chickpea or chick pea () is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is also known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, and sometimes known as Egyptian pea, ceci, cece or chana, or Kabuli chana (particularly in northern India). Its seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.

Usage examples of "chickpea".

A Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas ground into a paste with olive oil, tahini, lemon, garlic, and sometimes other spices.

Farther on, at a stand, a woman was selling chickpea flour, dried figs, and carobs, and a shepherd wearing a fleece jacket held a little basket.

The transports were loaded with wheat, oil, salt fish, dried meat, chickpea, wine, even salt-all intended to make sure New Carthage did not starve because of the Contestani blockade from land and the pirate blockade from sea.

The lettuce that was sown according to your instructions never came up, and in its place La Piera planted beans that she claims are quite beautiful, and coming lastly to the chickpeas, it seems the hare will win the largest share, he having already begun to make off with them.

You will then sprinkle your favorite poison, powdered asp venom, into a bowl of chickpea soup I will receive from a customer.

Twenty years later I'm still in misery over it, weeding out my chickpeas and cursing myself for a coward, to let history repeat itself.

The Genoese would prepare some baskets with an entire pan of scripilita, their bread made of chickpea flour, thin and crusty, which they would cut into strips, wrapped in broad leaves.

One might therefore have been deceived into supposing that chickpeas were domesticated in India.

The interpretation that chickpeas were actually domesticated there is supported by the fact that the oldest finds of possibly domesticated chickpeas in Neolithic archaeological sites come from southeastern Turkey and nearby northern Syria that date to around 8000 B.

Still, a skinny little leg draped over a chickpea, like a bathing beauty's gam encircling a beach ball, was considered bad for business.

Marianne's minestrone was the most delicious soup Patrick had ever tasted: steaming-hot, in stoneware bowls, a thick broth seasoned with fresh basil and oregano, containing chunks of celery, tomato, carrots, red onion, beans, chickpeas and macaroni.

He paused at the snack counter inside the building to buy a couple of rolled papers full of fried chickpeas and two glasses of Coca-Cola.

Also an oil for the face made of styrax, lemon, pine-nut, elm, lupin, vetch, and chickpea, and a shelf of bladders with which strumpets could seem virgins.

There were salads of spinach and chickpeas and turnip greens, and afterward bowls of iced blueberries and sweet cream.

Behind them came the Countess Trifaldi, the squire Trifaldin of the White Beard leading her by the hand, clad in the finest unnapped black baize, such that, had it a nap, every tuft would have shown as big as a Martos chickpea.