Definitions for peanutˈpiˌnʌt, -nət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peanut(noun)

    underground pod of the peanut vine

  2. peanut, peanut vine, Arachis hypogaea(noun)

    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

  3. peanut(noun)

    a young child who is small for his age

  4. peanut, earthnut, goober, goober pea, groundnut, monkey nut(adj)

    pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

  5. insignificant, peanut(adj)

    of little importance or influence or power; of minor status

    "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians"

Wiktionary

  1. peanut(Noun)

    A legume resembling a nut, the fruit of the plant Arachis hypogaea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peanut(noun)

    the fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit

Freebase

  1. Peanut

    The peanut, or groundnut, is a species in the legume or "bean" family. The peanut was probably first domesticated and cultivated in the valleys of Paraguay. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm tall. The leaves are opposite, pinnate with four leaflets, each leaflet is 1 to 7 cm long and 1 to 3 cm broad. The flowers are a typical peaflower in shape, 2 to 4 cm across, yellow with reddish veining. Hypogaea means "under the earth"; after pollination, the flower stalk elongates causing it to bend until the ovary touches the ground. Continued stalk growth then pushes the ovary underground where the mature fruit develops into a legume pod, the peanut – a classical example of geocarpy. Pods are 3 to 7 cm long, containing 1 to 4 seeds. Peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume.

Anagrams for peanut »

  1. ante up, ante-up

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peanut in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peanut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sonja Vermeulen:

    Peanut farmers in Gambia, for example, have already been hit this year.

  2. Charles M. Schulz:

    Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

  3. Julia Zumpano:

    If you don’t like olive oil, use walnut oil, i think peanut oil is fine, I think sunflower oil is fine – any of your polyunsaturated fatty acids.

  4. Gideon Lack:

    This is an important clinical development and contravenes previous guidelines, new guidelines may be needed to reduce the rate of peanut allergy in our children.

  5. Laila Tabatabai:

    Have an apple with peanut butter, a hard-boiled egg, some Greek yogurt—something that’s low in simple sugars that will help you feel full until your next meal.

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