groundnut

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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; a peanut or monkey nut.