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Definition of "earthnut" []

  • A Eurasian and northern African plant (Conopodium denudatum) having tuberous roots that are edible when roasted. (noun)
  • The tuber of this plant. (noun)
  • Any of various other plants, such as the peanut, similar to the earthnut. (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.

Use "earthnut" in a sentence
  • "Thouars; Glycine subterranea L. Chonyi: tendegwa, nzugu mawe English: Bambarra groundnut, Madagascar groundnut, earthnut, baffin pea, Bambarra bean"
  • "The groundnut, Arachis hypogaea, also known as the peanut or earthnut, is botanically a member of the Papilionaceae, largest and most important member of the Leguminosae."
  • "Bellows-mender in the William S.akespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream (5) 17 S.all agile ape of forests in S. Asia (6) 21 Edible subterranean fungus that is also called an earthnut (7) 22 Michael ---, author of the plays Alphabetical Order and Noises Off (5) 23 and 15 American Football team that won S.per Bowl III in 1969 (3,4,4)"