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groundnut (tuber)

Definition:

nut-like tuber; important food of Native Americans

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

groundnuts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

ground + nut. Compare Icelandic jarðhneta, German Erdenuss and Hungarian...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of groundnut...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Phaseolus | Bean | Wild Bean

a genus in the family Fabaceae of about fifty plant species, all native to the Americas. At least four of the species have been domesticated since pre-Columbian times for their beans. Most prominent among these is the common bean, P. vulgaris, which... (42 of 458 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Phaseolus

Random House Dictionary:

wild bean | groundnut [synonym, definition 1, sense-specific]

groundnut (definition 1) | any of several other leguminous plants, especially of the genus "Strophostyles". (14 of 18 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/wild-bean

Wiktionary:

groundnut | groundnuts [plural] | Apios americana [species, sense-specific]

A climbing vine of eastern North America, having fragrant brownish flowers and small edible tubers. | Any similar plant having underground tubers. | The nutlike tuber of such a plant; a peanut or monkey nut. (33 of 36 words, 3 definitions, 9 images)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/groundnut

Britannica Encyclopedia:

groundnut [plant]

any of several plants that bear edible fruit or other nutlike parts. Three are members of the family Fabaceae: Arachis hypogaea, the peanut, the fruit ... (25 of 90 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/247009​/groundnut

Collins Dictionary:

groundnut | Apios tuberosa [species, sense-specific] | peanut [species, sense-specific]

a North American climbing leguminous plantwith fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers | the tuber of this plant | any of several ... (22 of 403 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/groundnut

Merriam-Webster:

groundnut | Apios americana [species, sense-specific] | peanut [synonym, sense-specific]

any of several plants having edible tuberous roots ; especially, a North ... | [British] "peanut" (15 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/groundnut

American Heritage Dictionary:

groundnut | Apios americana [species, sense-specific]

A climbing vine "(Apios americana") of eastern North America, having ... | Any of several plants having underground tubers or nutlike parts. | The ... (22 of 51 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/groundnut

Oxford Dictionary:

groundnut

another term for "peanut". | a North American plant of the pea family, which yields a sweet edible tuber.; Genus Apios, family Leguminosae: several ... (23 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/groundnut

Columbia Encyclopedia:

groundnut

common name for several different genera of twining herbaceous, leguminous plants with geocarpie (underground fruits), chiefly the peanut. Groundnuts ... (19 of 33 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0821944​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

groundnut [countable] | groundnuts [plural]

a peanut (2 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/groundnut

New World Dictionary:

groundnut

a plant with edible tubers or tuberlike parts, as the peanut | the edible tuber or tuberlike part (17 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/groundnut

Cambridge Dictionary:

groundnut

a peanut, especially as a crop or when used in particular products (12 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/groundnut

Encarta Dictionary:

groundnut | groundnuts [plural]

the edible tuber of a climbing vine | a climbing vine that produces groundnuts. Flowers: brownish, fragrant. Native to: North America. Latin name ... (22 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615540​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

groundnut | groundnuts [plural]

Origin: ground + nut. Compare Icelandic jarðhneta, German Erdenuss and Hungarian földimogyoró.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/groundnut

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

groundnut

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "groundnut"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/groundnut

Macmillan British Dictionary:

groundnut [countable] | groundnuts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "groundnut"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/groundnut

Macmillan American Dictionary:

groundnut [countable] | groundnuts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "groundnut"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/groundnut

Cambridge Dictionary:

groundnut

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "groundnut"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "groundnut"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/groundnut

the Free Dictionary:

groundnut

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "groundnut"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "groundnut"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "groundnut" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/groundnut

Google Dictionary:

groundnut | groundnuts [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "groundnut"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

groundnut

Audio: North American pronunciation of "groundnut"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ground​13 word=groundnut

YourDictionary Audio:

groundnut

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "groundnut" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/groundnut

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