American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. A legume resembling a nut, the fruit of the plant Arachis hypogaea.
- v. transitive To pull on somebody's tie as a prank, causing the knot to tighten.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogæa); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.
- 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
- Originally called ground nut (akin to Icelandic jarðhneta, German Erdenuss and Hungarian földimogyoró) and ground pea, resulting in peanut. (Wiktionary)
“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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