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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noun plural -zos
Word Origin for garbanzo
C18: from Spanish, from arvanço, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German araweiz pea
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"chick-pea," 1759, from Spanish garbanzo, said to be ultimately from Greek or Basque.
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