Definition of garbanzo in English:


Syllabification: gar·ban·zo
Pronunciation: /gärˈbänzō
(also garbanzo bean)

noun (plural garbanzos)

North American
  • A chickpea.
    More example sentences
    • I refuse to buy any food at Stop and Shop, although I admit I can't detect differences in Goya and generic garbanzos.
    • Flaky and deep-fried, not unlike Navajo fry bread, this layery white-flour orb makes a good garbanzo scoop.
    • For added zing, cut up your extra escarole for a side salad with tomatoes, garbanzos, and Italian dressing.


mid 18th century: from Spanish.

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