groundnut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n groundnut pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
    • n groundnut nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
    • n groundnut a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Groundnut ground"nŭt` (Bot) The fruit of the Arachis hypogæanative country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n groundnut The ground-pea or peanut, the pod of Arachis hypogœa. See Arachis.
    • n groundnut 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.
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Usage

In literature:

There was a patch of peanuts or groundnuts a short distance away.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer
The interior sections yield abundant quantities of groundnuts, hides, and wax.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
Jack also found the groundnuts delicious when roasted.
"Samba" by Herbert Strang
My present dietary consists of plantain, groundnut and olive oil, with some sour fruit like the lime.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
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In poetry:

This day, two hundred years ago,
The wild grape by the river's side,
And tasteless groundnut trailing low,
The table of the woods supplied.
"A Song Of Harvest" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Roast Chicken with Groundnut Dressing.
1114 Cooking Local Groundnut Stew.
A few that jumped out at me were Celery and Blue Cheese Slaw, Groundnut Stew, and Matthew's Chicken Curry.
Groundnuts can be harvested throughout the year and can be found in wet places such as riverbanks and streams.
In Africa, peanuts are often called groundnuts, and many variations of this "chicken-groundnut stew" are found throughout the country.
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