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groundnut

groundnut, common name for several different genera of twining herbaceous, leguminous plants with geocarpie (underground fruits), chiefly the peanut . Groundnuts are classified in the division Magnoliophyta , class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

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