1. [ noun ] (botany) nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
Synonyms: wild_bean potato_bean
Related terms: tuber
2. [ noun ] (botany) a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
Synonyms: Indian_potato potato_bean wild_bean Apios_americana Apios_tuberosa groundnut_vine
Related terms: vine Apios
3. [ noun ] (botany,food) pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
Synonyms: earthnut goober goober_pea monkey_nut peanut
Related terms: edible_nut peanut
Similar spelling:   ground