Definitions for peanut
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underground pod of the peanut vine
peanut, peanut vine, Arachis hypogaeanoun
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 nutadjective
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"
A legume resembling a nut, the fruit of the plant Arachis hypogaea.
The peanut (Arachis hypogaea), also known as the groundnut, goober (US), pindar (US) or monkey nut (UK), is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, important to both small and large commercial producers. It is classified as both a grain legume and, due to its high oil content, an oil crop. World annual production of shelled peanuts was 44 million tonnes in 2016, led by China with 38% of the world total. Atypically among legume crop plants, peanut pods develop underground (geocarpy) rather than above ground. With this characteristic in mind, the botanist Carl Linnaeus gave peanuts the specific epithet hypogaea, which means "under the earth". The peanut belongs to the botanical family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), commonly known as the legume, bean, or pea family. Like most other legumes, peanuts harbor symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in root nodules. The capacity to fix nitrogen means peanuts require less nitrogen-containing fertilizer and improve soil fertility, making them valuable in crop rotations. Peanuts are similar in taste and nutritional profile to tree nuts such as walnuts and almonds, and, as a culinary nut, are often served in similar ways in Western cuisines. The botanical definition of a nut is "a fruit whose ovary wall becomes hard at maturity." Using this criterion, the peanut is not a nut. However, peanuts are usually categorized as nuts for culinary purposes and in common English more generally.
A peanut is a type of legume or plant in the Fabaceae family, originally native to South America. It is well-known for its edible seeds, which are often roasted or used to produce peanut butter. Despite its name, it is not a nut but a legume, as its seeds grow inside pods that mature underground. Peanuts are rich in protein, healthy fats, and various vitamins and minerals, making them a popular and nutritious snack worldwide.
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.
A type of cultivar, plant and seed.
Peanuts are eaten around the world as a type of food.
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The numerical value of peanut in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of peanut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
The brown bag, of course, had its imperfections. While some kids carried roast beef sandwiches, others had peanut butter. I have no way of knowing if all of those brown bags contained 'nutritionally adequate diets.' But I do know that those brown bags and those lunch pails symbolized parental love and responsibility.
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.
It's what a lot of families call trying to be' bite safe.' it's not that you're curing the allergy ; it's not that you're going to be able to eat peanut butter sandwiches, it's really just to have a better threshold so that if you accidentally ate something that had a little bit of peanut in it, maybe you wouldn't have a reaction or the reaction wouldn't be so bad.
We're peanut butter and jelly-quote by Curtis Lassiter to describe his incredibly close bond with daughter Renowned Global Activist Greshun De Bouse, and to describe how neither was good without the other. #curtislassiter #activistdebouse
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- فول سودانيArabic
- cacauetCatalan, Valencian
- arašíd, burský oříšekCzech
- cneuen ddaearWelsh
- peanut, jordnødDanish
- cacahuete, maní, cacahuateSpanish
- بادام کوهی, بادام زمینیPersian
- arachide, pinotte, cacahuèteFrench
- pis talúnIrish
- cro thallooinManx
- בוֹטֵן, אגוז אדמהHebrew
- amerikai mogyoró, földimogyoróHungarian
- kacang tanahIndonesian
- ピーナツ, 落花生Japanese
- არაქისი, მიწის თხილიGeorgian
- KakuettLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- valgomasis arachisLithuanian
- кикирика, кикириткаMacedonian
- aardnoot, grondnoot, apennoot, olienoot, arachidenoot, pindaDutch
- peanøtt, jordnøttNorwegian
- neeshchʼííłbáhíNavajo, Navaho
- orzech ziemnyPolish
- ginguba, amendoimPortuguese
- alună de pământ, arahidă, alună americanăRomanian
- земляной орех, арахис, китайский орехRussian
- arašíd, kikirikíSlovene
- letokomaneSouthern Sotho
- yer fıstığıTurkish
- moong phalliUrdu
- đậu phộngVietnamese
- פֿיסטאַשקע, סטאַשקע, רבי־ניסלYiddish
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