noun /ˈɜː(ɹ)ɵ.nʌt/
a) Any of various roots, tubers, or pods that grow underground
b) A tuber belonging to the species of Bunium flexuosum, Carum bulbocastanum, Conopodium denudatum, or Apios tuberosa
Syn: earth chestnut, goober, goober pea, groundnut, hawknut, monkey nut, peanut, pignut, truffle
See Also: earth chestnut, groundnut

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  • Earthnut — Earth nut , n. (Bot.) A name given to various roots, tubers, or pods grown under or on the ground; as to: (a) The esculent tubers of the umbelliferous plants {Bunium flexuosum} and {Carum Bulbocastanum}. (b) The peanut. See {Peanut}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthnut — [ʉrth′nut΄] n. 1. the root, tuber, or underground pod of various plants, as the peanut 2. TRUFFLE …   English World dictionary

  • earthnut — Groundnut Ground nut (ground n[u^]t ), n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the {Arachis hypog[ae]a} (native country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut. (b) A leguminous, twining plant ({Apios tuberosa}), producing clusters of dark purple flowers and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthnut — Peanut Pea nut, n. (Bot.) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant ({Arachis hypog[ae]a}); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit. [1913 Webster] Note: The fruit is a hard pod, usually containing two or three seeds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthnut — /errth nut /, n. 1. any of various roots, tubers, or underground growths, as the peanut and the truffle. 2. any of the plants producing these. [bef. 900; ME erthenote, OE eorthnutu. See EARTH, NUT] * * * ▪ Conopodium majus also called  Pignut, or …   Universalium

  • earthnut — noun 1》 a plant of the parsley family with an edible roundish tuber. [Conopodium majus.] 2》 the almond flavoured tuber of the earthnut …   English new terms dictionary

  • earthnut — valgomasis gumbakmynis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis augalas (Bunium bulbocastanum), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bunium bulbocastanum angl. black zira; earthnut;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Earthnut — Earth Nut * Truffle * Peanut * Roots and tubers: ** Lathyrus tuberosus ** Conopodium majus ** Bunium persicum See also * Groundnut Earth Nut Early Europeans called the common potato the Earth Nut when they first tried it …   Wikipedia

  • earthnut — earth•nut [[t]ˈɜrθˌnʌt[/t]] n. pln any of various roots, tubers, or underground growths, as the peanut or the truffle • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

  • earthnut — /ˈɜθnʌt/ (say erthnut) noun a slender umbelliferous perennial, Conopodium majus, with an edible underground tuber, of western Europe; pignut …   Australian English dictionary

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