cicerchia

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by fran12, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. fran12 Member

    italy
    Italian
    hello everybody! does anybody know the english word for "cicherchia"? it's a legume.. I can't find it anywhere.

    Grazie!
     
  2. tranquilspaces

    tranquilspaces Senior Member

    Based on the google pictures it looks like a fava bean... is it different?
     
  3. Tellure

    Tellure Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    Sì, è diverso dalla fava.

    Pare che sia:
    grass pea
    Indian pea
    khesari

    Ma non ne sono sicura...
     
  4. Blackman

    Blackman Senior Member

    Island of Sardinia, Italy
    Italiano/Sardo
    According to Wikipedia:

    Lathyrus sativus

    blue sweet pea, chickling vetch, Indian pea, Indian vetch, white vetch.
     
  5. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    This is great!:)

    I love cicerchie, but I had absolutely no idea how to say it in English. I took one home to my parents in London to show it to them, but they didn't have a clue either (and they/we have lived all over the world).:)

    I like blue sweet pea as a name.:)
     
  6. CPA Senior Member

    Rome
    British English/Italian - bilingual
    My blue sweet peas are flowers. Could the pods they (eventually) produce be edible?? :D
     
  7. tranquilspaces

    tranquilspaces Senior Member

    Check 'em out and get back to us, CPA! :)
     
  8. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    I know sweet peas are flowers and I've always liked that name: I'll have to check this one out....:)

    Yep! Here they are: azure blue sweet peas. Definitely edible! (Not the flowers themselves, obviously....)
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
  9. fran12 Member

    italy
    Italian
    I found that it could be translated also "chickling pea". but I'm not sure at all
     
  10. CPA Senior Member

    Rome
    British English/Italian - bilingual
    Beautiful! Unfortunately mine aren't that azure. I'll try nibbling the flowers. They eat virtually anything that grows out of the ground here! :D
     

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