Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leguminous plants allied to the vetch, consisting of annual or perennial herbs, natives of central Asia and of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. See chick-pea.

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  • n. chickpea plant; Asiatic herbs

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Examples

  • It was said that an attestor had been called Cicero from "cicer," a vetch, because his nose was marked with the figure of that vegetable.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

  • Guisante (Corrupted Latin: Arabo-Romance Spanish Dialect Mozarabic, adopted by Castillian dialect) _Pisum sativum_ (Modern day binomial scientific name of the English pea or Green pea) "Rooted" in the same time frame we had: cicer, cicero (Latin)

    translation for peas & greenbeans (nfm)

  • These are the true _cicer_, the proper Italian pea.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • This has been interpreted to mean that cicer (vetch) was mixed with the flour.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • There is one curious little group of nicknames which seem to correspond to such Latin names as Piso, from pisum, a pea, and Cicero, from cicer --

    The Romance of Names

  • It was said that an attestor had been called Cicero from “cicer,” a vetch, because his nose was marked with the figure of that vegetable.

    The Life of Cicero

  • Horses in this country are fed mostly on "gram," cicer arietinum, a kind of pea, which, when split, forms dall, and can be made into a most nutritious and palatable curry.

    Behind the Bungalow

  • Carthaginians, -- the Roman _cicer, _ which gave its name to the greatest of the Latin orators.

    Castilian Days

  • It is the cicer arietinum concerning which a classical tale is told.

    Arabian nights. English

  • His grandfather and his father had borne the same three names -- the last an inheritance from some forgotten ancestor, who had either been successful in the cultivation of vetches (_cicer_), or, as less complimentary traditions said, had a wart of that shape upon his nose.

    Cicero Ancient Classics for English Readers

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