Why are chickpeas called that way? They don’t come out of a chicken, do they? And when you’d hear ‘chickpeas’ without a context maybe some would hear a ‘chick pee’. In Dutch, ‘chickpea(s)’ have a similar weird animal connotation: ‘kikkererwt(en)’, literally frog peas. Why are they called that way? They don’t pop up when heated up, like corn, do they?