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Groundnut

Groundnut
(Science: botany) The fruit of the Arachis hypogaea (native country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut.
a leguminous, twining plant (Apios tuberosa), producing clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root tuberous and pleasant to the taste.
The dwarf ginseng (Aralia trifolia).
a European plant of the genus Bunium (B. Flexuosum) having an edible root of a globular shape aud sweet, aromatic taste.
Synonym: earthnut, earth chestnut, hawknut, and pignut.


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