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goober

[goo-ber]
noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
the peanut.
Also called goober pea.


Origin:
1825–35; of Afr orig.; compare Kimbundu nguba peanut

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goober or goober pea (ˈɡuːbə)
 
n
another name for peanut
 
[C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba]
 
goober pea or goober pea
 
n
 
[C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba]

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goober
"peanut," 1833, Amer.Eng., of African origin, perhaps Bantu (cf. Kikongo and Kimbundu nguba "peanut").
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