from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prostrate southern Brazilian plant (Arachis hypogaea) widely cultivated in tropical and warm temperate regions, having yellow flowers on stalks that bend over so that the seed pods ripen underground.
- n. The edible, nutlike, oily seed of this plant, used for food and as a source of oil. Also called regionally goober, goober pea.
- n. A peanut-shaped piece of polystyrene, used in cushioning items during shipment.
- n. Slang A person small in stature.
- n. Slang A person who is regarded as being insignificant.
- n. Informal A very small amount of money; a trifling sum.
- adj. Slang Having little or no importance; insignificant: peanut politicians.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A legume resembling a nut, the fruit of the plant Arachis hypogaea.
- v. To pull on somebody's tie as a prank, causing the knot to tighten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogæa); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the edible fruits of Arachis hypogæn.
- n. The plant that bears these fruits, better known in England as groundnut. See Arachis. Also called ground-pea, earthnut, Manila nut, jur-nut, goober, and pindar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
- n. widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
- n. a young child who is small for his age
- n. underground pod of the peanut vine
- adj. of little importance or influence or power; of minor status
The Sierra region of Puebla does, in fact, have several peanut-based dishes, and the peanut is an important ingredient in mole poblano.
They join the rest of what I call the peanut gallery those of us, left and right, who cannot understand the bank bailouts.
Like Haldane, they tend to be in the policy-making community rather than in what I call the peanut gallery.
The result was a product which I called peanut butter.
In gang slang, the word "peanut" is used to derisively describe a rival gang member.
This is what we call a peanut butter and sarcasm sandwich
This goes best with the Vangi Rassa Danya. cha Koot lavun or Brinjals in peanut sauce.
Humm but actually it is a just a simple Brinjal/Eggplant in peanut sauce.
That happened this year when nine people died and 700 were sickened — including 226 school-age children — by salmonella in peanut products from the Peanut Corp. of America, or PCA.
When she laced the treat with a tiny bit ofMycobacterium vaccae, she found that the mice ran through the maze twice as fast as mice that were given plain peanut butter.
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