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Dictionary Definition

groundnut

Noun

1 a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans [syn: groundnut vine, Indian potato, potato bean, wild bean, Apios americana, Apios tuberosa]
2 nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans [syn: potato bean, wild bean]
3 pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms [syn: peanut, earthnut, goober, goober pea, monkey nut]

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English

Noun

groundnut
  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; a peanut or monkey nut

Extensive Definition

Groundnut can mean:
groundnut in French: Noix de terre
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