Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a plant with edible tubers or tuberlike parts, as the peanut
- the edible tuber or tuberlike part
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. A climbing vine (Apios americana) of eastern North America, having compound leaves, clusters of fragrant brownish flowers, and small edible tubers.b. Any of several plants having underground tubers or nutlike parts.c. The tuber or nutlike part of such a plant.
- Chiefly British and South Atlantic U.S. A peanut.