Definition of groundnut
1a : any of several plants having edible tuberous roots; especially : a North American leguminous vine (Apios americana) with pinnate leaves and clusters of brownish-purple fragrant flowersb : the root of a groundnut
2 chiefly British : peanut
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Before the 2014 attacks, each harvest from the farm of Mrs. Hajara Tumba -- an early returnee to Madagali -- could yield a total of 90 bags of maize, groundnut, and millet.
This flower-above-ground-then-burrow-underground-to-fruit trick is replicated by only one other plant in the world, the bambara groundnut, native to West Africa.
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