aralia trifolia


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.
       [1913 Webster]
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