chickpea(redirected from Chana dal)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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. In both senses also called garbanzo.
[Alteration (perhaps influenced by chick) of obsolete chichpease : Middle English chiche, chickpea (from Old French, from Latin cicer; akin to Armenian siseṙn, both Latin and Armenian being loanwords from an unknown source) + pease, pea; see pea.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Plants) a bushy leguminous plant, Cicer arietinum, cultivated for its edible pealike seeds in the Mediterranean region, central Asia, and Africa
2. (Cookery) Also called: garbanzo the seed of this plant
[C16 ciche peasen, from ciche (from French chiche, from Latin cicer chickpea) + peasen; see pea]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a plant, Cicer arietinum, of the legume family, bearing pods containing pealike seeds.
2. chickpeas, the seeds of this plant, used as a food.Also called garbanzo.
[1540–50; chich-pea < late Middle English chiche < Middle French « Latin cicer chickpea]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||chickpea - the seed of the chickpea plant|
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
|2.||chickpea - Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds|
|3.||chickpea - large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried|
legume - the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
chickpea[ˈtʃɪkpiː] N → garbanzo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
chickpea[ˈtʃɪkpiː] n → pois m chiche
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
chickpea[ˈtʃɪkˌpiː] n → cece m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
chickpea→ حِمَّص cizrna kikært Kichererbse αρακάς garbanzo kikherne pois chiche slanutak cece ヒヨコマメ 병아리콩 kikkererwt kikert ciecierzyca pospolita grão de bico горох турецкий kikärta ถั่วจำพวกหนึ่งมีรูปกลมเล็กสีน้ำตาลอ่อนใช้ทำอาหาร nohut đậu xanh 鹰嘴豆
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009