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 for Hog peanut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hog \Hog\ (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and
     meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow,
     Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis, Hogget, and
     Hoggerel.]
     1. (Zool.) A quadruped of the genus Sus, and allied genera
        of Suid[ae]; esp., the domesticated varieties of Sus
        scrofa, kept for their fat and meat, called,
        respectively, lard and pork; swine; porker;
        specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
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     Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern
           Europe, are thought to have been derived from Sus
           Indicus.
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     2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.]
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     3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.]
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     4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a
        ship's bottom under water. --Totten.
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     5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp
        of which paper is made.
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     Bush hog, Ground hog, etc.. See under Bush, Ground,
        etc.
  
     Hog caterpillar (Zool.), the larva of the green grapevine
        sphinx; -- so called because the head and first three
        segments are much smaller than those behind them, so as to
        make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See Hawk moth.
  
     Hog cholera, an epidemic contagious fever of swine,
        attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance
        on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a
        scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one
        to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. --Law
        (Farmer's Veter. Adviser.)
  
     Hog deer (Zool.), the axis deer.
  
     Hog+gum+(Bot.),+West+Indian+tree+({Symphonia+globulifera">Hog gum (Bot.), West Indian tree ({Symphonia globulifera),
        yielding an aromatic gum.
  
     Hog of wool, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep
        of the second year.
  
     Hog peanut (Bot.), a kind of earth pea.
  
     Hog plum (Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias
        ({Spondias lutea), with fruit somewhat resembling plums,
        but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies.
        
  
     Hog's bean (Bot.), the plant henbane.
  
     Hog's bread.(Bot.) See Sow bread.
  
     Hog's fennel. (Bot.) See under Fennel.
  
     Mexican hog (Zool.), the peccary.
  
     Water hog. (Zool.) See Capybara.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hog peanut
      n 1: vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing
           racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually
           subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts
           [syn: hog peanut, wild peanut, Amphicarpaea
           bracteata, Amphicarpa bracteata]

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