from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name in Mexico and the Philippine Islands of the peanut, Arachis hypogæa.
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Its underground growth is the apparent reason for its Nahuatl name tlal-cacahuatl, meaning earth-cocoa, from which the Spanish cacahuate is derived.
Peanut cookies: Polvorones de cacahuate: Mexican Recipe
The whole neighbourhood abounds in fruit, and its name _Cacahuamilpán_ means "the plantation of _cacahuate_ nuts."