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What is a Chi-Chi Bean?

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Q. What is a chi-chi bean. Is it like a chickpea?

A. It is so like the chickpea, channa, garbanzo bean, etc., etc., that neither you nor anyone else can tell them apart (in fact, they are the same thing). The name you mention comes, no doubt, from the Italian word for chickpea — ceci, pronounced, CHAY-chee.

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