hog peanut


Definition of hog peanut

: a plant of the genus Amphicarpa that is usually considered to constitute a single variable species (A. bracteata), is widely distributed in eastern and central North America, and produces abundant subterranean fruits, each containing a single edible seed which resembles a peanut, is much relished by hogs, and was formerly important in Amerindian dietary

called also wild peanut

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“Hog peanut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog%20peanut. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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