hog peanut

noun
vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Amphicarpaea, ↑genus Amphicarpaea, ↑Amphicarpa, ↑genus Amphicarpa

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noun
: a plant of the genus Amphicarpa that is usually considered to constitute a single variable species (A. bracteata), is widely distributed in eastern and central No. America, and produces abundant subterranean fruits, each containing a single edible seed which resembles a peanut, is much relished by hogs, and was formerly important in Amerindian dietary — called also wild peanut

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a twining plant, Amphicarpaea bracteata, of the legume family, bearing pods that ripen in or on the ground.
[1855-60, Amer.]

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hog peanut,
an American vine of the pea family, whose pear-shaped pods ripen in or on the ground like peanuts; earthpea.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hog peanut — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hog peanut — ☆ hog peanut n. a twining, leguminous vine (genus Amphicarpaea) native to E North America: the flowers borne near the ground develop bladdery pods underground …   English World dictionary

  • hog-peanut — puošnusis saldmenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, vaisinis augalas (Amphicarpaea bracteata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Amphicarpaea bracteata; Amphicarpaea monoica; Glycine bracteata angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hog-peanut — dirvinė pupuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis augalas (Vigna subterranea), paplitęs Afrikoje, kitur – auginamas. atitikmenys: lot. Glycine subterranea; Vigna subterranea; Voandzeia subterranea angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hog peanut — /hɒg ˈpinʌt/ (say hog peenut) noun a twining plant, Amphicarpa bracteata, with pods which ripen in or on the ground …   Australian English dictionary

  • hog peanut — a twining plant, Amphicarpaea bracteata, of the legume family, bearing pods that ripen in or on the ground. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hog — (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog caterpillar — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog cholera — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog deer — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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