1 A round yellowish edible seed, widely used as a pulse.
2 The Old World plant of the pea family which bears chickpeas.
Cicer arietinum, family Leguminosae
Early 18th century (earlier as chiche-pease): from late Middle English chiche (from Old French chiche, cice, from Latin cicer ‘chickpea’) + pease.
Peas or Chickpeas
If lunch or dinner is their role
It’s hard not to eat them whole
A plate’s too flat; they’ll roll!
So best put them in a bowl.
To go with your favorite cheese
I don’t know which of these
Will be the one to please
Winding up the one you seize.