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Noun: groundnut  'grawnd,nút
  1. A North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
    - groundnut vine, Indian potato, potato bean, wild bean, Apios americana, Apios tuberosa
     
  2. Nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
    - potato bean, wild bean
     
  3. Pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds
    - peanut, earthnut, goober [US], goober pea [US], monkey nut [Brit]

Derived forms: groundnuts

Type of: edible nut, nut, tuber, vine

Part of: Apios, Arachis hypogaea, genus Apios, peanut, peanut vine

Encyclopedia: Groundnut