groundnut groundnut  /ˈɡraʊnd ˌnət/


  1. (n) a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
  2. (n) nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
  3. (n) pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms


  1. There are higher-yielding varieties of groundnut than those that farmers in Malawi tend to plant, but getting them to switch is tough.
  2. For transport they commandeered everything available; groundnut wagons rolled toward the front behind big red-and-silver municipal passenger buses.



  1. "So called 'orphan' crops like cowpea and groundnut are not minor or insignificant crops," said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. "They are of great importance to regional food security. In addition, they are...
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Cary Fowler Source: Biology News Net (press release)

  2. "Prices of soybean, groundnut and overall oilseeds have gone down substantially. We will have to protect farmers and we may impose duty on crude palm oil," Pawar said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Sharad Pawar Source: Reuters India

  3. "In those days, people did not have the capacity to process groundnut and had to sell to produce boards that exported them. Today, however, people have been empowered. You will even see women processing groundnut at their backyards to extract oil...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Ibrahim Shekarau Source:

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