Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Eurasian and northern African plant (Conopodium denudatum) having tuberous roots that are edible when roasted.
  • n. The tuber of this plant.
  • n. Any of various other plants, such as the peanut, similar to the earthnut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various roots, tubers, or pods that grow underground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The esculent tubers of the umbelliferous plants Bunium flexuosum and Carum Bulbocastanum.
  • n. The peanut. See peanut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tuberous root of Bunium flexuosum and B. Bulbocastanum, common umbelliferous plants of Europe. See Bunium.
  • n. The groundunt, Arachis hypogæa.
  • n. The tuber of Cyperus rotundus and some other species of the same genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a common European plant having edible tubers with the flavor of roasted chestnuts
  • n. edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber
  • n. any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
  • n. pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

Etymologies

earth +‎ nut (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The groundnut, Arachis hypogaea, also known as the peanut or earthnut, is botanically a member of the Papilionaceae, largest and most important member of the Leguminosae.

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