cicer arietinum


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gram \Gram\, n. [Pg. gr[~a]o grain. See Grain.] (Bot.)
   The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and
   its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.
   Gram
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chick-pea \Chick"-pea`\ (-p[=e]`), n. [See Chich.]
   1. (Bot.) A Small leguminous plant (Cicer arietinum) of
      Asia, Africa, and the south of Europe; the chich; the
      dwarf pea; the gram.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Its nutritious seed, used in cookery, and especially, when
      roasted (parched pulse), as food for travelers in the
      Eastern deserts.
      [1913 Webster]
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