garbanzo

[ gahr-bahn-zoh ]
/ gɑrˈbɑn zoʊ /

noun, plural gar·ban·zos.

Origin of garbanzo

1750–60, Americanism; < Spanish, alteration of Old Spanish arvanco; perhaps akin to Latin ervum (see ervil)
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British Dictionary definitions for garbanzo

garbanzo

/ (ɡɑːˈbænzəʊ) /

noun plural -zos

another name for chickpea

Word Origin for garbanzo

C18: from Spanish, from arvanço, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German araweiz pea
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