Etymology
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goober (n.)

"peanut," 1833, gouber, American English, from an African language, perhaps Bantu (compare Kikongo and Kimbundu nguba "peanut").

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Definitions of goober

goober (n.)
pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms;
Synonyms: peanut / earthnut / goober pea / groundnut / monkey nut
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