TRIVIAL PURSUITS: From Where Did Chickpeas Get Their Name?

Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans.
By PS

From where did chickpeas get their name?

 

The name chickpea comes from the French chiche, which comes from the Latin cicer arietinum, meaning “small ram,” which, according to one source reflects “the unique shape of this legume that somewhat resembles a ram’s head.”