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Definition of 'groundnut'


  1. a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
       Synonyms: groundnut vine Indian potato potato bean wild bean Apios americana Apios tuberosa
  2. nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
       Synonyms: potato bean wild bean
  3. pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
       Synonyms: peanut earthnut goober goober pea monkey nut

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