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common name for several different genera of twining herbaceous, leguminous plants with geocarpie (underground fruits), chiefly the peanutpeanut,
name for a low, annual leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea) of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) and for its edible seeds. Native to South America and cultivated there for millenia, it is said to have been introduced to Africa by early explorers, and Africans
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. Groundnuts are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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groundnut

(not the same as other plants called “groundnut”) A vine with edible beans and tuberous roots. red/brown/purple flowers. One of the most popular edible plant foods of North American indians. Very high in starch and protein (3x more than potatoes). Very popular steamed, roasted, boiled etc. Sometimes there are entire strings of potato-like bulges growing along a root or stem, like a beaded necklace.

groundnut

1. a North American climbing leguminous plant, Apios tuberosa, with fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers
2. the tuber of this plant
3. any of several other plants having underground nutlike parts
4. Brit another name for peanut
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The government took control of the country's main privately owned groundnut company Alimenta in 1998, leading to speculation that the government was pursuing a policy of re-nationalisation.
There is, therefore, scope for export growth in groundnuts.
Groundnuts, which grow along creek beds, reportedly kept the Pilgrims alive their first few winters in New England and nourished Native Americans long before then.
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Abdul Rashid for introducing new varieties of groundnut and canola respectively.
Farmers in several parts of the drought- prone Saurashtra have resorted to hunger strikes and boycotted the state government's Ravi Krishi Mahotsav (agricultural festival) to press for increase in MSP on every 20 kg of cotton and groundnut.
Since 1990, global production of peanuts, also known as groundnuts, has nearly doubled, from 22 million to 40 million metric tons, according to the U.
He said out of total production of groundnuts in Punjab, Barani areas produce 93.
He revealed that the efforts of his ministry increased returns of the non-oil exports in 2012 by 23 %, including the crops of sesame, groundnuts and cotton.
Vkusna iadka" Ltd is founded in 2011 with main activity "Nuts, groundnuts, roasted, salted or otherwise prepared".
Ahead of the return game, Eto'o said: "I would sooner sell groundnuts in my home village than play for a pathetic club like Chelsea.
Despite numerous efforts by the Nigerian Government to rivatilize the production of this crop through research, crop improvement practices and vast resources of land, there seems to be inadequate supply of groundnuts to meet both the local and international market demand.