alună

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See also: aluna and alunã

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin root *abellona, from Latin abellāna, from a city in Italy known as Abella or Avella. Compare Aromanian alunã, Occitan aulana, Portuguese avelã.

Noun[edit]

alună f (plural alune)

  1. hazelnut, filbert, hazel (nut)
  2. (in some cases) peanut, groundnut
  3. (slang) testicle
Usage notes[edit]

The standard meaning of this word is the hazelnut. In some contexts it may refer to a peanut, as a shortening of alună de pământ or alună americană, also known as arahidă.

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