Definitions for garbanzogɑrˈbɑn zoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar•ban•zogɑrˈbɑn zoʊ(n.)(pl.)-zos.

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: chickpea.

Origin of garbanzo:

1750–60, Amer.; < Sp, alter. of OSp arvanco; perh. akin to L ervum bitter vetch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chickpea, garbanzo(noun)

    the seed of the chickpea plant

  2. chickpea, garbanzo(noun)

    large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried


  1. garbanzo(Noun)

    An edible pulse, Cicer arietinum, of the family Leguminosae or Fabaceae and subfamily Faboideae or Papilionoideae, of which the plant has white or purple-blue flowers and small feathery leaves on both sides of the stem and yields pods containing two to three peas.

  2. garbanzo(Noun)

    A seed of this plant; the chickpea

  3. Origin: As calavance, from garbanzo, possibly from garau + antzu


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