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garbanzo

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Pronunciation: /ɡɑːˈbanzəʊ
 
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(also garbanzo bean)

Definition of garbanzo in English:

noun (plural garbanzos)

North American
A chickpea.
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.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Spanish.

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