groundnut

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noun ground·nut \ˈgrau̇n(d)-ˌnət\

Definition of groundnut

  1. 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. 2 chiefly British :  peanut

1602

First Known Use of groundnut

1602



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