earth nut

n. general name for the peanut

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • earth-nut — earthˈ nut noun 1. The edible root tuber of Conopodium flexuosum, a woodland umbelliferous plant 2. The plant itself (also arnut, pig nut, earth chestnut) 3. The peanut (genus Arachis) • • • Main Entry: ↑earth …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth|nut — «URTH NUHT», noun. 1. an underground part of certain plants, such as a root, tuber, or underground pod: »Peanuts, truffles, and pignuts are earthnuts. 2. any plant that produces such a root or tuber …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth-nut pea — noun European herb bearing small tubers used for food and in Scotland to flavor whiskey • Syn: ↑heath pea, ↑earthnut pea, ↑tuberous vetch, ↑Lathyrus tuberosus • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth-chestnut — earth chestˈnut same as ↑earth nut below. • • • Main Entry: ↑earth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earth — n. & v. n. 1 a (also Earth) one of the planets of the solar system orbiting about the sun between Venus and Mars; the planet on which we live. b land and sea, as distinct from sky. 2 a dry land; the ground (fell to earth). b soil, clay, mould. c… …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth — n. & v. n. 1 a (also Earth) one of the planets of the solar system orbiting about the sun between Venus and Mars; the planet on which we live. b land and sea, as distinct from sky. 2 a dry land; the ground (fell to earth). b soil, clay, mould. c… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nut (goddess) — This article is about the Egyptian sky goddess. For the goddess in the cosmology of Thelema, see Nuit. Nut and the Sun In the Ennead of Egyptian mythology, Nut (alternatively spelled Nuit, Newet, and Neuth) was the goddess of the sky …   Wikipedia

  • nut — nutlike, adj. /nut/, n., v., nutted, nutting. n. 1. a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell. 2. the kernel itself. 3. Bot. a hard, indehiscent, one seeded fruit, as the chestnut or the acorn. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Nut — /nooht/, n. Egyptian Relig. the goddess of the sky, sometimes shown as a cow bearing Ra on her back and the stars on her underside. * * * In Egyptian religion, a goddess of the sky. She represented the vault of the heavens and was often depicted… …   Universalium

  • Earth Kingdom — The Earth Kingdom is a collective term for a nation of people in the fictional universe of the Nickelodeon animated television series . One of the series , the Earth Kingdom is a large continent taking up most of the planet s eastern hemisphere.… …   Wikipedia

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