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  1. Arachis, genus Arachis(noun)

    a genus of plants with pods that ripen underground (see peanut)

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  1. Arachis

    Arachis is a genus of about 70 species of annual and perennial flowering plants in the pea family, native to South America. At least one species, the peanut, is a major food crop species of global importance; some of the other species are cultivated for food to a small extent in South America. Other species such as A. pintoi are cultivated worldwide as forage and soil conditioner plants, with the leaves providing high-protein feed for grazing livestock and a nitrogen source in agroforestry and permaculture systems. Arachis species, including the peanut, are used as food plants by some Lepidoptera species, including flame shoulder, nutmeg and turnip moths.

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