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Apios tuberosa Explained

Apios tuberosa at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Groundnut \Ground"nut`\ (-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 having a root
tuberous and pleasant to the taste.
(c) The dwarf ginseng ({Aralia trifolia}). [U. S.] --Gray.
(d) A European plant of the genus {Bunium} ({B. flexuosum}),
having an edible root of a globular shape and sweet,
aromatic taste; -- called also {earthnut}, {earth
chestnut}, {hawknut}, and {pignut}. [1913 Webster]

Apios tuberosa at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Apios tuberosa
n : a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible
tubers; important food crop of Native Americans [syn: {groundnut},
{groundnut vine}, {Indian potato}, {potato bean}, {wild
bean}, {Apios americana}]