Origin of groundnut
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The groundnut is now largely cultivated for the oil it yields.
The groundnut forms one of the chief articles of food in some sections.
The Peanut or Groundnut is the seed of an annual, cultivated extensively in most tropical and sub-tropical countries.Science in the Kitchen.</p>
Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
You will doubtless be surprised to learn that the groundnut is really only a species of the familiar peanut.
My present dietary consists of plantain, groundnut and olive oil, with some sour fruit like the lime.A Guide to Health
- a North American climbing leguminous plant, Apios tuberosa, with fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers
- the tuber of this plant
- any of several other plants having underground nutlike parts
- British another name for peanut
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