hawknut
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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  • 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

  • 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… …   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

  • earthnut — 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pignut — 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

  • Conopodium majus — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division …   Wikipedia

  • earthnut — noun /ˈɜː(ɹ)ɵ.nʌt/ a) Any of various roots, tubers, or pods that grow underground b) A tuber belonging to the species of Bunium flexuosum, Carum bulbocastanum, Conopodium denudatum, or Apios tuberosa Syn: earth chestnut, goober, goober pea,… …   Wiktionary

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