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  • noun Plural form of groundnut.


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  • She had washed and was cutting up cattail roots, and another white starchy root with dark brown skin called groundnuts, preparing to put them in a tightly woven waterproof basket half-full of water, in which the fat-rich tongue was waiting.

    The Plains of Passage Auel, Jean M. 1990

  • Chapter II considers briefly the raw materials covered by this memorandum, namely groundnuts and coconuts.

    Chapter 4 1983

  • At Niangoloki (Upper Volta), to grow a hectare of groundnuts, that is, an area equal to a football field, 190 eight - hour days are needed each year if work is done by hand.

    Chapter 3 1977

  • Heat treatment is essential for some seeds with a low fibre content such as groundnuts; they must be heated and moisturized before expelling or the machine will produce an oily paste instead of oil and cake.

    Chapter 5 1995

  • Softer oilseeds (such as groundnuts and sesame seed) first need to be heated and conditioned in order to reach a satisfactory operating temperature

    Chapter 5 1995

  • In addition, no pre-grinding equipment is needed for smaller oilseeds such as groundnuts, rapeseed, sesame and sunflower seeds, and it is suitable for use by small groups in villages.

    Chapter 5 1995

  • For oilseeds with fibrous husks, such as groundnuts and sunflower seed, the protein content of the oil-cake is higher if the husks are removed before the oil is extracted.

    Chapter 7 1995

  • It is best to sow sorghum after growing another crop such as groundnuts or cotton.

    Chapter 5 1977

  • They dig for roots -- such as groundnuts and prairie-turnips.

    The Boy Hunters Mayne Reid 1850

  • ICRISAT suggests farmers use approximately 20 kilograms of nitrogen per hectare - compared to the current average of five kilograms - and rotate cash crops with leguminous crops such as groundnuts and beans.

    SciDev.Net 2010


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