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pea·nut

 (pē′nŭt′)
n.
1. 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.
2. The edible, nutlike, oily seed of this plant, used for food and as a source of oil. Also called regionally goober, goober pea.
3. A peanut-shaped piece of polystyrene, used in cushioning items during shipment.
4. Slang
a. A small child. Often used as a term of affection.
b. A person who is regarded as insignificant.
5. peanuts Informal A very small amount of money; a trifling sum.

peanut

(ˈpiːˌnʌt)
n
(Plants)
a. a leguminous plant, Arachis hypogaea, of tropical America: widely cultivated for its edible seeds. The seed pods are forced underground where they ripen. See also hog peanut
b. Also called: goober, goober pea, groundnut (Brit) or monkey nut (Brit)the edible nutlike seed of this plant, used for food and as a source of oil

pea•nut

(ˈpiˌnʌt, -nət)

n.
1. the pod or the enclosed edible seed of a plant, Arachis hypogaea, of the legume family: the pod is forced underground in growing, where it ripens.
2. the plant itself.
3. any small or insignificant person or thing.
4. a small, peanut-shaped piece of polystyrene used in bulk to protect esp. material being shipped.
5. peanuts, Informal. a very small amount of money.
[1790–1800]

peanut

- Takes its name from its resemblance to peas in a pod and has these synonyms: pinda, goober, groundnut, ground pea, earthnut, and monkey nut; "peanut" appeared in the early 19th century. It is not a nut but a legume (pea).
See also related terms for pea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peanut - underground pod of the peanut vinepeanut - underground pod of the peanut vine  
groundnut oil, peanut oil - an oil from peanuts; used in cooking and making soap
Arachis hypogaea, peanut vine, peanut - 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
seedpod, pod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
2.peanut - widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regionspeanut - 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
goober, goober pea, monkey nut, groundnut, earthnut, peanut - pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Arachis, genus Arachis - a genus of plants with pods that ripen underground (see peanut)
peanut - underground pod of the peanut vine
3.peanut - a young child who is small for his age
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
4.peanut - pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seedspeanut - pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Arachis hypogaea, peanut vine, peanut - 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
Adj.1.peanut - of little importance or influence or power; of minor status; "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians"
minor - of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads"

peanut

noun
Informal. A small or trifling amount of money.Used in plural:
Translations
فول سوداني، فُسْتُق عَبيدفُولٌ سُودَانِيّ
фъстък
burský oříšekarašíd
jordnød
maapähkel
maapähkinä
kikiriki
amerikai mogyoró
jarîhneta
ピーナッツ
땅콩
arachisvalgomasis arachisžemės riešutas
zemesrieksts
búrsky oriešok
arašid
jordnöt
ถั่วลิสง
cây đậu phộngđậu phộng

peanut

[ˈpiːnʌt]
A. N
1.cacahuete m (Sp), maní m (LAm), cacahuate m (Mex)
2. peanuts (= very small amount) → una miseria
he gets paid peanutsle pagan una miseria
B. CPD peanut butter Nmantequilla f or crema f de cacahuete (Sp), mantequilla f de maní (LAm), mantequilla f de cacahuate (Mex)
peanut oil Naceite m de cacahuete (Sp), aceite m de maní (LAm), aceite m de cacahuate (Mex)

peanut

[ˈpiːnʌt] narachide f, cacahuète f
a packet of peanuts → un paquet de cacahuètes peanut allergy, peanut butter, peanut-butter sandwich, peanut oilpeanut allergy nallergie f aux cacahuètespeanut butter nbeurre m de cacahuètepeanut-butter sandwich nsandwich m au beurre de cacahuètespeanut oil nhuile f d'arachide

peanut

nErdnuss f; peanuts (inf: = not much money) → Kleingeld nt, → Peanuts pl (inf); the pay is peanutsdie Bezahlung ist miserabel or lächerlich (inf); £2,000? that’s peanuts these days£ 2.000? das ist doch ein Klacks or das sind doch Peanuts heutzutage (inf); if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys (prov) → wer nichts zahlt, kann nichts erwarten

peanut

:
peanut butter
peanut gallery
n (US inf) → Olymp m (inf)
peanut oil
nErdnussöl nt

peanut

[ˈpiːˌnʌt] narachide f, nocciolina americana
to work for peanuts (fam) → lavorare per una miseria

peanut

(ˈpiːnat) noun
(also ˈgroundnut or monkey nut) a type of nut that looks rather like a pea.

peanut

فُولٌ سُودَانِيّ burský oříšek jordnød Erdnuss φιστίκι cacahuate, cacahuete maapähkinä cacahuète kikiriki nocciolina ピーナッツ 땅콩 pinda peanøtt orzech ziemny amendoim арахис jordnöt ถั่วลิสง yerfıstığı cây đậu phộng 花生

peanut

n. maní, Mex. cacahuete;
___ buttermantequilla de ___.

peanut

n maní m, cacahuete or cacahuate m; — butter mantequilla de maní or cacahuete or cacahuate
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He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
Laura Lean Jibbey, peanut brittle, a little almond cream on the neck muscles, dishes unwashed, half an hour's talk with the iceman, reading a package of old letters, a couple of pickles and two bottles of malt extract, one hour peeking through a hole in the window shade into the flat across the air-shaft--that's about all there is to it.
He kissed them and promised to bring them back bonbons and peanuts.
Gossett's drive was, however, worse; and the subsequent movement of the pair to the hole resembled more than anything else the manoeuvres of two men rolling peanuts with toothpicks as the result of an election bet.
Glad was the contraband that had a seat in the pit at the Saturday matinee, and happy the Roman street-boy who ate his peanuts and guyed the gladiators from the dizzy gallery.
I came home from it sick--but not from peanuts and pink lemonade.
Why, thirty thousand, lump sum, wouldn't buy for him right now what ten cents he was layin' up would have bought him, when he was a kid, in the way of candy an' peanuts or a seat in nigger heaven.
He felt grateful, and in a burst of confidence, offered a handful of peanuts, for his pockets were always supplied with this agreeable delicacy, and he might be traced anywhere by the trail of shells he left behind him.
I 'll manage the old chap, and the horses too;" and opening the door, Tom vanished aloft, leaving poor victimized Polly to quake inside, while he placidly revelled in freedom and peanuts outside, with the staid old driver.
When their suspicions of our niggardliness or lack of peanuts had been confirmed, Jones half-turned his back on his life-partner and gave me his story.
They strolled about among the booths where peanuts were grinding and popcorn was roasting in preparation for the day, and went on and inspected the dance floor of the pavilion.
Yet, instead of doing it, he hung about with the air of one who has paid his half-dollar and bought his bag of peanuts and has now nothing to do but look on and enjoy himself.