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a. A climbing vine (Apios americana) in the pea family, native to eastern North America, having compound leaves, clusters of fragrant brownish flowers, and small edible tubers.
b. Any of several plants having underground tubers or nutlike parts.
c. The tuber or nutlike part of such a plant.
2. Chiefly British and South Atlantic US A peanut.
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1. (Plants) a North American climbing leguminous plant, Apios tuberosa, with fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers
2. (Plants) the tuber of this plant
3. (Plants) any of several other plants having underground nutlike parts
4. (Plants) Brit another name for peanut
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1. a twining North American plant, Apios tuberosa, of the legume family, having clusters of fragrant brownish flowers and an edible tuber.
2. any of several other plants having edible underground parts.
3. South Atlantic U.S., Brit. peanut.
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Usually a peanut (Arachis hypogaea), which presumably originated in South America. Sometimes, however, it refers to the chufa (Cyperus esculentus), a European sedge whose tubers are favored by hogs, or the bamberra groundnut (Voandzeia subterranea), native to tropical Africa, or the hog peanut (earth pea).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Groundnut - a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubersgroundnut - a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
groundnut, wild bean, potato bean - nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
Apios, genus Apios - twining perennial North American plants
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.groundnut - nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
Apios americana, Apios tuberosa, groundnut, groundnut vine, Indian potato, wild bean, potato bean - a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
tuber - a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
3.Groundnut - pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seedsgroundnut - pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Arachis hypogaea, peanut vine, peanut - widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
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A. N (Brit) → cacahuete m (Sp), maní m (LAm), cacahuate m (Mex)
B. CPD groundnut oil Naceite m de cacahuete
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[ˈgraʊndnʌt] narachide fgroundnut oil nhuile f d'arachideground rent n (British)fermage mground rules nplprincipes mpl de base
to lay down the ground rules for sth → établir les principes de base de qch
to lay down ground rules on sth → établir les principes de base de qch
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[ˈgraʊndˌnʌt] narachide f
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(graund) noun
1. the solid surface of the Earth. lying on the ground; high ground.
2. a piece of land used for some purpose. a football ground.
1. to base. His argument is grounded on a series of wrong assumptions.
2. to (cause a ship to) hit the seabed or shore and remain stuck.
3. to prevent (an aeroplane, pilot) from flying. All planes have been grounded because of the fog.
ˈgrounding noun
the teaching of the basic facts of a subject. a good grounding in mathematics.
ˈgroundless adjective
without reason. Your fears are groundless.
grounds noun plural
1. the garden or land round a large house etc. the castle grounds.
2. good reasons. Have you any grounds for calling him a liar?
3. the powder which remains in a cup (eg of coffee) which one has drunk. coffee grounds.
ground floor
the rooms of a building which are at street level. My office is on the ground floor; (also adjective) a ground-floor flat.
groundnutpeanutˈgroundwork noun
work done in preparation for beginning a project etc.
break new ground
to deal with a subject for the first time.
cover ground
to deal with a certain amount of work etc. We've covered a lot of ground at this morning's meeting.
get (something) off the ground
to get (a project etc) started.
hold one's ground
to refuse to move back or retreat when attacked. Although many were killed, the soldiers held their ground.
lose ground
to (be forced to) move back or retreat. The general sent in reinforcements when he saw that his troops were losing ground.
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In my front yard grew the strawberry, blackberry, and life-everlasting, johnswort and goldenrod, shrub oaks and sand cherry, blueberry and groundnut. Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with goodsized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
VOLUNTEERS TO WARD OFF PIGS: The people of Jatta Ismail Khel, Jandri and Sabirabad union councils have formed volunteers' groups to protect cash crop of groundnuts from pig attacks.
'What we want our farmers to know is that Aflasafe is not Fertiliser, but it is one of the important production inputs, that is used, when you produce your grain, especially Maize and groundnuts will not be rejected and will be aflatoxin free and when it is aflatoxin-free, it will command high prices.'
Flomo, the US rate continues to rise because Liberia is importing everything, adding that pepper and groundnuts are all being imported from neighboring countries.
At her uncle's house, she served me juice and groundnuts lots of groundnuts.
It becomes more fossorial species encountered in the field and damage groundnuts either by eating the roots, which kills the plants, or by eating the groundnuts only, by leaving behind a live but unproductive plant.
Well, Malay Mail did a spot of window shopping to provide our readers with an idea as to where in the Klang Valley you can get the cheapest beer, soft drinks, cooking oil and groundnuts.
Aflatoxin exposure has been linked with consumption of cereal grains such as maize and groundnuts. Whereas maize is a major staple providing much needed energy in low income countries many of which are in Africa, groundnuts are relied on by many communities as a cheap source of protein as well as snacks.
KARACHI -- President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Shamim Ahmed Firpo on Thursday requested the government to save the importers from suffering grave losses due to discriminatory treatment by the Department of Plant Protection which has denied to issue the Import Permit for groundnuts.
The remaining land is planted with more than 40 other food and cash crops such as yams, oil palm, groundnuts, vegetables, and plantain.
The new $75 million financing will allow Suneor to purchase and process more than 150,000 tons of groundnuts into groundnut oil and cake (animal feed) to be exported to international markets.