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The peanut, additionally referred to as the groundnut, goober pindar or monkey nut , and taxonomically labeled as Arachis hypogaea, is a legume crop grown in particular for its fit to be eaten seeds. It is extensively grown withinside the tropics and subtropics, being vital to each small and massive industrial producers. It is classed as each a grain legume and, because of its excessive oil content, an oil crop.

Peanuts are comparable in flavor and dietary profile to "tree nuts" which include walnuts and almonds, and, as a culinary nut, are regularly served in comparable methods in Western cuisines. The botanical definition of a nut is "a fruit whose ovary wall turns into tough at maturity". Using this criterion, the peanut isn't always a nut.