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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peanut  \Pea"nut\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  The  fruit  of  a  trailing  leguminous  plant  ({Arachis 
  hypog[ae]a});  also  the  plant  itself  which  is  widely 
  cultivated  for  its  fruit. 
 
  Note:  The  fruit  is  a  hard  pod,  usually  containing  two  or 
  three  seeds,  sometimes  but  one  which  ripen  beneath  the 
  soil.  Called  also  {earthnut},  {groundnut},  and 
  {goober}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groundnut  \Ground"nut`\  (-n[u^]t`),  n.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  fruit  of  the  {Arachis  hypog[ae]a}  (native  country 
  uncertain);  the  peanut;  the  earthnut. 
  b  A  leguminous,  twining  plant  ({Apios  tuberosa}),  producing 
  clusters  of  dark  purple  flowers  and  having  a  root 
  tuberous  and  pleasant  to  the  taste. 
  c  The  dwarf  ginseng  ({Aralia  trifolia}).  [U.  S.]  --Gray. 
  d  A  European  plant  of  the  genus  {Bunium}  ({B.  flexuosum}), 
  having  an  edible  root  of  a  globular  shape  and  sweet, 
  aromatic  taste;  --  called  also  {earthnut},  {earth 
  chestnut},  {hawknut},  and  {pignut}.  [1913  Webster] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  groundnut 
  n  1:  a  North  American  vine  with  fragrant  blossoms  and  edible 
  tubers;  important  food  crop  of  Native  Americans  [syn:  {groundnut 
  vine},  {Indian  potato},  {potato  bean},  {wild  bean},  {Apios 
  americana},  {Apios  tuberosa}] 
  2:  nutlike  tuber;  important  food  of  Native  Americans  [syn:  {potato 
  bean},  {wild  bean}] 
  3:  pod  of  the  peanut  vine  containing  usually  2  nuts  or  seeds; 
  `groundnut'  and  `monkey  nut'  are  British  terms  [syn:  {peanut}, 
  {earthnut},  {goober},  {goober  pea},  {monkey  nut}] 




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