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Meaning of chickpea

chick•pea

Pronunciation: (chik'pē"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda widely cultivated plant, Cicer arietinum, of the legume family, bearing pods containing pealike seeds.
  2. the seeds of this plant, used extensively as a food.
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