groundnut

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EtymologyEdit

From ground +‎ nut. Compare Icelandic jarðhneta, German Erdnuss and Hungarian földimogyoró.

NounEdit

groundnut (plural groundnuts)

  1. A climbing vine, Apios americana, of eastern North America, having fragrant brownish flowers and small edible tubers.
  2. Any similar plant having underground tubers.
  3. The nutlike tuber of such a plant, especially peanuts.
  4. A plant which bears its nutlike seeds underground, such as a peanut or Bambara groundnut.

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