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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chick-pea \Chick"-pea`\ (-p[=e]`), n. [See Chich.] 1. (Bot.) A Small leguminous plant (Cicer arietinum) of Asia, Africa, and the south of Europe; the chich; the dwarf pea; the gram. [1913 Webster] 2. Its nutritious seed, used in cookery, and especially, when roasted (parched pulse), as food for travelers in the Eastern deserts. [1913 Webster]