Definitions

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

  • n. A climbing vine (Apios americana) of eastern North America, having compound leaves, clusters of fragrant brownish flowers, and small edible tubers.
  • n. Any of several plants having underground tubers or nutlike parts.
  • n. The tuber or nutlike part of such a plant.
  • n. Chiefly British and South Atlantic U.S. A peanut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A climbing vine, Apios americana, of eastern North America, having fragrant brownish flowers and small edible tubers.
  • n. Any similar plant having underground tubers.
  • n. The nutlike tuber of such a plant; a peanut or monkey nut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fruit of the Arachis hypogæa (native country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut.
  • n. A leguminous, twining plant (Apios tuberosa), producing clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root tuberous and pleasant to the taste.
  • n. The dwarf ginseng (Aralia trifolia).
  • n. A European plant of the genus Bunium (B. flexuosum), having an edible root of a globular shape and sweet, aromatic taste; -- called also earthnut, earth chestnut, hawknut, and pignut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ground-pea or peanut, the pod of Arachis hypogœa. See Arachis.
  • n. The earthnut, the tuberous root of Bunium flexuosum, an umbelliferous plant of Europe.—3. The Apios tuberosa of the United States, a leguminous climber with small tuberous roots.

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

  • n. pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
  • n. a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
  • n. nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans

Etymologies

ground +‎ nut (Wiktionary)

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