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groundnut

Syllabification: ground·nut
Pronunciation: /ˈɡroun(d)ˌnət
 
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Definition of groundnut in English:

noun

1 another term for peanut.
Example sentences
  • Foods introduced since European contact include tapioca, groundnuts, and a wide array of vegetables and fruits, plus cattle for beef, and deer.
  • Mix the groundnut and olive oils together in a small jug and gradually whisk into the egg yolk base, a few drops at a time.
  • Also known as groundnuts or monkey nuts, peanuts are actually legumes.
2A North American twining vine of the pea family, which bears clusters of fragrant brownish or maroon flowers and which yields a sweet edible tuber.
  • Genus Apios, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. americana

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