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
ground + nut (Wiktionary)