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 for Chick-pea
From 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]

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