Peanut Pea"nut, n. (Bot.) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant ({Arachis hypog[ae]a}); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit. [1913 Webster]

Note: The fruit is a hard pod, usually containing two or three seeds, sometimes but one, which ripen beneath the soil. Called also {earthnut}, {groundnut}, and {goober}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Groundnut — can mean: Seeds that ripen underground, of the following plants, all in the Faboideae subfamily of the legumes: Arachis villosulicarpa Bambara groundnut Hausa groundnut Peanut Roots and tubers: Apios americana Conopodium majus Dwarf ginseng See… …   Wikipedia

  • Groundnut — Ground nut (ground n[u^]t ), n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the {Arachis hypog[ae]a} (native country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut. (b) A leguminous, twining plant ({Apios tuberosa}), producing clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groundnut — [ground′nut΄] n. 1. a plant with edible tubers or tuberlike parts, as the peanut 2. the edible tuber or tuberlike part …   English World dictionary

  • groundnut — UK [ˈɡraʊndˌnʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms groundnut : singular groundnut plural groundnuts a peanut …   English dictionary

  • groundnut — noun Date: 1602 1. a. any of several plants having edible tuberous roots; especially a North American leguminous vine (Apios americana) with pinnate leaves and clusters of brownish purple fragrant flowers b. the root of a groundnut 2. chiefly… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • groundnut — noun Groundnut is used before these nouns: ↑oil …   Collocations dictionary

  • groundnut — [[t]gra͟ʊndnʌt[/t]] groundnuts N COUNT A groundnut is a peanut. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • groundnut — gumbinis apijas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Apios americana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Apios americana angl. American potato bean; ground bean; groundnut; wild bean vok. Erdbirne… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • groundnut — valgomasis arachis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos aliejinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis nuodingas augalas (Arachis hypogaea), brandinantis valgomas sėklas. Iš jo gaunami kietieji aliejai. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • groundnut — /grownd nut /, n. 1. Also called wild bean, potato bean. a twining, North American plant, Apios americana (or A. tuberosa), of the legume family, having clusters of fragrant brownish flowers and an edible tuber. 2. any of several other plants… …   Universalium