The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogæa); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.
Also known as a groundnut. This edible nut is the seed of a member of the pea family, not a true nut. The pods mature underground and each contain 2-4 seeds. Peanuts can be roasted, salted and eaten whole or used in cooked dishes. Peanut or groundnut oil is widely used in cooking and margarine manufacture.
underground pod of the peanut vine
widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
a nut, and not a pea
a plant seed that grows in underground pods and tastes like a nut
A vine native to tropical America and widely cultivated in semitropical regions, having yellow flowers on stalks that bend over so the seed pods can ripen underground. Cultivated for its edible seeds.
the nutlike seed of a plant. Peanuts are contained in pods that ripen underground.
A plant "Arachis hypogaea" from South America whose fertilized flowers send shoot-like structures into the soil where the immature fruits develop as two to four nuts in a light brown, dry and soft shell or pod, each nut being covered by a thin papery skin. They are eaten raw or roasted as a snack food and are a major source of oil and protein.
This "nut" is not a nut but a high-fat, high-protein legume seed. The most popular types are Spanish (small and round) and Virginia (large and oval). About half the U.S. peanut crop is used to make peanut butter. Also called "goobers."
Also called ground nut and guber, peanuts are the...
a legume and not a nut (Arachis hypogea), it is the plant's nut-like seed that grows underground; the hard nut has a papery brown skin and is encased in a thin, netted tan pod and is used for snacking and for making peanut butter and oil; also known as a groundnut; earthnut, goober (from the African work nguba) and goober pea.
The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the legume family Fabaceae native to South America. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing to 30 to 50 cm (1 to 1 1/2 feet) tall. The leaves are opposite, pinnate with four leaflets (two opposite pairs; no terminal leaflet), each leaflet 1 to 7 cm (1/3 to 2.75 inches) long and 1 to 3 cm (1/3 to 1 inch) broad.