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Chich.

Botanical name:

Cicer.

A LITTLE plant of the pea kind, sown in some places for the fruit as peas. The plant is low and branched; the stalks are round and weak, and of a pale green. The leaves are like those of the pea, but each little leaf is narrower, and of a paler green, and hairy like the stalk: the flowers are small and white, and resemble the pea blossom. The pods are short, thick, and hairy, and seldom contain more than two, often but one seed or chich in each.

They are eaten in some places, and they are gentle diuretics.


The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.



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