B flexuosum
Groundnut Ground"nut` (ground"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]

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  • Bunium flexuosum — Hognut Hog nut , n. (Bot.) (a) The pignut. See {Hickory}. (b) In England, the {Bunium flexuosum}, a tuberous plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bunium flexuosum — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bunium flexuosum — Earthnut Earth nut , n. (Bot.) A name given to various roots, tubers, or pods grown under or on the ground; as to: (a) The esculent tubers of the umbelliferous plants {Bunium flexuosum} and {Carum Bulbocastanum}. (b) The peanut. See {Peanut}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pycnanthemum flexuosum — ID 69296 Symbol Key PYFL Common Name Appalachian mountainmint Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, VA Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Thelypodium flexuosum — ID 83717 Symbol Key THFL3 Common Name nodding thelypody Family Brassicaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, ID, NV, OR, UT Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Thelypodium flexuosum B.L. Rob. — Symbol THFL3 Common Name nodding thelypody Botanical Family Brassicaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Apios tuberosa — Groundnut Ground nut (ground 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arachis hypogaea — Groundnut Ground nut (ground 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aralia trifolia — Groundnut Ground nut (ground 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earth chestnut — Groundnut Ground nut (ground 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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