garbanzo

[ gahr-bahn-zoh ]
/ gɑrˈbɑn zoʊ /

noun, plural gar·ban·zos.


Nearby words

  1. garbage collection,
  2. garbage in, garbage out,
  3. garbage man,
  4. garbage truck,
  5. garbageman,
  6. garbed,
  7. garble,
  8. garbled,
  9. garbo,
  10. garbo, greta

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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Word Origin and History for garbanzo

garbanzo

n.

"chick-pea," 1759, from Spanish garbanzo, said to be ultimately from Greek or Basque.

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