Also called garbanzo. a widely cultivated plant, Cicer arietinum, of the legume family, bearing pods containing pealike seeds.
the seeds of this plant, used extensively as a food.
a bushy leguminous plant, Cicer arietinum, cultivated for its edible pealike seeds in the Mediterranean region, central Asia, and Africa
Also called garbanzo. the seed of this plant
See ceci bean
1712, false singular back-formation from chich-pease (1540s), from French pois chiche, from Latin cicer “pea,” of uncertain origin, but with likely cognates in Greek kikerroi “pale,” Armenian sisern “chick-pea,” Albanian thjer “lentil.” For second element, see pease. The Latin plural, cicera, is also the source of Italian cece and was borrowed into Old High German as chihhra (German Kichererbse).
[chik-weed] /ˈtʃɪkˌwid/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, as S. media, a common Old World weed whose leaves and seeds are relished by birds. 2. any of various allied plants. /ˈtʃɪkˌwiːd/ noun 1. any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Stellaria, esp S. media, a common garden weed […]
noun 1. a starflower, Trientalis borealis.
[chee-klah-yaw] /tʃiˈklɑ yɔ/ noun 1. a city in NW Peru. /Spanish tʃiˈklajo/ noun 1. a city in NW Peru. Pop: 434 000 (2005 est)
[chik-uh l] /ˈtʃɪk əl/ noun 1. a gumlike substance obtained from the latex of certain tropical American trees, as the sapodilla, used chiefly in the manufacture of chewing gum. /ˈtʃɪkəl/ noun 1. a gumlike substance obtained from the sapodilla; the main ingredient of chewing gum Also called chicle gum n. 1889, American English (in chicle-gum), […]