The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gram \Gram\, n. [Pg. gr?o grain. See Grain.] (Bot.) The East Indian name of the chick-pea ( Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.
Chick-pea \Chick"-pea`\ (-p[=e]`), n. [See Chich.]
(Bot.) A Small leguminous plant ( Cicer arietinum) of Asia, Africa, and the south of Europe; the chich; the dwarf pea; the gram.
Its nutritious seed, used in cookery, and especially, when roasted (parched pulse), as food for travelers in the Eastern deserts.