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Image Number D1152-4

Peanut (Arachis hypogaea). The cultivated peanut originated in South America and is one of the world's leading sources of cooking oil. It is mainly a warm-temperate/tropical crop. A diesel engine powered completely by peanut oil was exhibited at the Paris Exposition in 1900.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

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Last Modified: 10/2/2008
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