Definitions for peanutˈpiˌnʌt, -nət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
the plant itself.
any small or insignificant person or thing.
a small, peanut-shaped piece of polystyrene used in bulk to protect esp. material being shipped.
Category: Common Vocabulary
peanuts, Informal. a very small amount of money.
Origin of peanut:
underground pod of the peanut vine
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
a young child who is small for his age
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
of little importance or influence or power; of minor status
"a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a seed with a thin brown shell, eaten like a nut
a chocolate bar with peanuts
A legume resembling a nut, the fruit of the plant Arachis hypogaea.
the fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit
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.
Translations for peanut
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(alsoˈgroundnut or monkey nut ) a type of nut that looks rather like a pea.
- فول سوداني، فُسْتُق عَبيدArabic
- amendoimPortuguese (BR)
- burský oříšekCzech
- die ErdnußGerman
- بادام زمینیFarsi
- amerikai mogyoróHungarian
- kacang tanahIndonesian
- arachide, nocciolina americanaItalian
- arachis,žemės riešutasLithuanian
- kacang tanahMalay
- peanøtt, jordnøttNorwegian
- orzeszek ziemnyPolish
- بادام زمینیPersian
- مځكنى بادام، مومپلىPashto
- búrsky oriešokSlovak
- yer fıstığıTurkish
- 花生Chinese (Trad.)
- земляний горіх, арахісUkrainian
- مٹر جيسي ڈليUrdu
- hạt lạcVietnamese
- 花生Chinese (Simp.)
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