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
It comprises especially agroindustrial by-products (oil cake, beer mash), but also relatively nutritious harvest residues, such as groundnut and nieb straw.
Seeds, such as groundnut, sunflower, cotton and kapok are decorticated.
Seed oils, such as groundnut or peanut oil, maize germ or corn oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil and soya bean oil; and 2) Fruit oils, especially olive oil, sunflower oil and palm oil.
The western state of Gujarat, the country's largest cotton and groundnut producer, may also not receive much rains, the official said.
After all, everyone today knows what can bring about an unsuccessful hunt or the failure of a groundnut crop, and it has nothing to do with witchcraft.
He said the recent pick-up in rains would limit the impact of the initial delay on the groundnut crop, which accounts for about 25% of the country's total summer-sown oilseed output.
Gujarat, the country's largest producer of groundnut and cotton, had 80% below-average rains until the end of June, but now the gap has narrowed to 34%.
Very little sowing of groundnut could be done in Gujarat in June because of poor rainfall.
Traders said the low rainfall in the western regions will affect the output of groundnut, the second biggest summer-sown oilseed crop after soybean.
For instance, improved pigeonpea varieties have produced an average 38% rise in harvests, Icrisat's research shows, while improved groundnut and chickpea varieties have increased harvests by 59% and 33% respectively.