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groundnut Line breaks: ground|nut
Pronunciation: /ˈɡraʊn(d)nʌt/

Definition of groundnut in English:


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 plant of the pea family, which yields a sweet edible tuber.
  • Genus Apios, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. tuberosa

Words that rhyme with groundnut

locknut • walnut

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