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ˈpiˌnʌt, -nətpeanut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peanutnoun

    underground pod of the peanut vine

  2. 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

  3. peanutnoun

    a young child who is small for his age

  4. 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

  5. insignificant, peanutadjective

    of little importance or influence or power; of minor status

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

Wiktionary

  1. peanutnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peanutnoun

    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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  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. Purvi Parikh:

    While food allergies overall affect about 4 percent of U.S. population, we have found a three-fold increase in peanut allergies over the last few decades.

  2. Daren Russ:

    Since 1928, we have been delivering the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter, with the launch of Reese's Spreads, we are honoring our great heritage and bringing consumers a new, but still perfect, way to enjoy the Reese's brand.

  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. Ellis Glover:

    If you're a kid and you have a food allergy, it's harder on you. You're missing out on a lot of stuff other children can have. I always want to try peanut stuff.

  5. Shelby Rideout:

    Gone are the days of backyard birthday parties with a homemade cake, a peanut hunt and a game of 'drop a clothes pin' in the bottle, thanks to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, parents now get to feel 'less than' for throwing that kind of party. These exaggerations on social media become a measuring stick in which to gauge your success or failure as a parent.

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