earthnut

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Etymology[edit]

earth +‎ nut; compare Icelandic jarðhneta, German Erdnuss.

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earthnut (plural earthnuts)

  1. Any of various roots, tubers, or pods that grow underground.
    1. A tuber belonging to the species Conopodium majus (syns. Bunium flexuosum, Conopodium denudatum), Bunium bulbocastanum (syn. Carum bulbocastanum), or Apiosa americana (syn. Apios tuberosa)
      Synonyms: earth chestnut, hawknut, pignut
    2. The dwarf ginseng: Panax trifolius
    3. The peanut
      Synonyms: goober, goober pea, groundnut, monkey nut, peanut
    4. The underground tuber belonging to the genus Tuber; the truffle.
      Synonyms: truffle

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