Definition of Cicer arietinum
1. Noun. Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds.
Terms within: Chickpea, Garbanzo, Chickpea, Garbanzo
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicer Arietinum
Literary usage of Cicer arietinum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"The East Indians prepare from the seeds of the chick pea (cicer arietinum L.) various articles of daily food, as also do the Spanish and French; ..."
2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1822)
"Specific Name and Synonyms. CICER arietinum. Hort. Kew. ed alt. 4. p. 317. Gaertn. sem. 2. p. 328. t. 151. De Cand.fl.fr. 4. p. 600. CICER arietinum ..."
3. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences by Washington Academy of Sciences (1915)
"The leaves are like those of the gar- vanzo [cicer arietinum], but smaller and almost like those of rue [Ruta chalepensis L.] and somewhat larger, ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1838)
"... cicer arietinum, is the universal substitute for oats for horses; and, excepting in the rains when green grass is obtainable, the juicy, sweet, ..."