What does peanut mean?

Definitions for peanut
ˈpiˌnʌt, -nətpeanut

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. peanut

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    Peanuts are eaten around the world as a type of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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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

Examples of peanut in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Charles Mathias, Jr.:

    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.

  3. Michael Frennier:

    It's kind of like having a mayonnaise outbreak of E.coli and the politicians come forth and they say 'We're going to fix this to protect the people of our state and we're going to ban peanut butter tomorrow morning,'.

  4. Scott Sicherer:

    It's not everything we would hope for, but it's still fantastic to be able to raise someone's threshold from a teeny tiny amount of peanut to a couple of peanuts or more.

  5. California Johnson:

    The lunch lady that was standing at the computer took the took their food off their trays with her bare hands and put it in a bowl, they later threw it away, and then the students had to get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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