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a. A Eurasian and northern African plant (Conopodium majus) in the parsley family, having tuberous roots that are edible when roasted.
b. The tuber of this plant. Also called pignut.
2. Any of various other plants, such as the peanut, similar to the earthnut.
1. (Plants) Also called: pignut a perennial umbelliferous plant, Conopodium majus, of Europe and Asia, having edible dark brown tubers
2. (Plants) any of various plants having an edible root, tuber, underground pod, or similar part, such as the peanut or truffle
any of various roots, tubers, or underground growths, as the peanut or the truffle.
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|Noun||1.||earthnut - any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe|
genus Tuber, Tuber - type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
|2.||earthnut - a common European plant having edible tubers with the flavor of roasted chestnuts|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|3.||earthnut - 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
|4.||earthnut - edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber|