wild peanut


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Noun1.wild peanut - vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanutswild peanut - vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts
Amphicarpa, Amphicarpaea, genus Amphicarpa, genus Amphicarpaea - very small genus of twining vines of North America and Asia: hog peanut
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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The earliest cultivated peanut was grown in Peru, a place that doesnt have wild peanut ancestors.
Scientists believe the merger happened 9,000 to 10,000 years ago--quite possibly from wild peanut plants cross-pollinating in the hardscrabble plots of prehistoric farmers in what is today southeastern Bolivia.
"I set up The Wild Peanut and for every five jars we sell we plant a tree.
But a study conducted by the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) and presented this week at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Rome, Italy, found that many as 61 percent of the 51 wild peanut species analyzed and 12 percent of the 108 wild potato species analyzed could become extinct as the result of climate change in the next 50 years.
This is likely to be predominantly a result of the geocarpic habit of the wild peanut, reducing migration rates to no more than 1 m per year, given no fluvial transport of seeds (Gregory et al., 1973) or human interference.