groundnut


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peanut \Pea"nut\ (p[=e]"n[u^]t), n. (Bot.)
   The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant ({Arachis
   hypog[ae]a}); also, the plant itself, which is widely
   cultivated for its fruit.
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   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.
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