Definition of "groundnut" []

  • A climbing vine (Apios americana) of eastern North America, having compound leaves, clusters of fragrant brownish flowers, and small edible tubers. (noun)
  • Any of several plants having underground tubers or nutlike parts. (noun)
  • The tuber or nutlike part of such a plant. (noun)
  • Chiefly British and South Atlantic U.S. A peanut. (noun)
  • A North American climbing leguminous plant, Apios tuberosa, with fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The tuber of this plant (noun)
  • Any of several other plants having underground nutlike parts (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "groundnut" in a sentence
  • "It comprises especially agroindustrial by-products (oil cake, beer mash), but also relatively nutritious harvest residues, such as groundnut and nieb straw."
  • "Seeds, such as groundnut, sunflower, cotton and kapok are decorticated."
  • "Seed oils, such as groundnut or peanut oil, maize germ or corn oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil and soya bean oil; and 2) Fruit oils, especially olive oil, sunflower oil and palm oil."