chickpea means: It is a pea-like, slightly spherical seed that comes from Licer arieinum, a native of the Mediterranean region. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does chickpea mean?

A Japanese annual plant (Cicer arietinum) The pea family is widely grown for its edible seeds and short, inflated pods. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This plant’s seed. (in Merlin Dictionary)