Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The peanut.
“He knew a field biologist who couldn't enjoy movies if the flora was wrong: "God damn it, that's a monkey-nut tree," he'd say, outraged all by himself.”
“He was holding a tiny gourd, no larger than a monkey-nut, suspended from”
“It was still grappling with a monkey-nut, but no doubt a different one.”
“She (Evangeline) was balancing easily on one leg, while with the other leg and her beak she tried to peel a monkey-nut.”
“Tongues lolling, flanks heaving, we discussed the hut-tax, the melon crop, the monkey-nut market, the nigger -- and the weather again.”
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