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peanut

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noun pea·nut \ˈpē-(ˌ)nət\

Simple Definition of peanut

  • : a nut with a thin shell that grows under the ground and that can be eaten

  • peanuts : a very small amount of money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peanut

  1. 1 :  a low-branching widely cultivated annual herb (Arachis hypogaea) of the legume family with showy yellow flowers having a peduncle which elongates and bends into the soil where the ovary ripens into a pod containing one to three oily edible seeds; also :  its seed or seed-containing pod

  2. 2 :  an insignificant or tiny person

  3. 3 plural :  a trifling amount

  4. 4 :  a pellet usually made of polystyrene foam that is used especially as packing material

Examples of peanut in a sentence

  1. Five billion dollars is peanuts compared to what the government spends each year.

  2. He works all day for peanuts.



1802

First Known Use of peanut

1802


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peanut

adjective pea·nut

Definition of peanut

  1. :  insignificant, petty <peanut politics>





PEANUT Defined for Kids

peanut

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noun pea·nut \ˈpē-ˌnət\

Definition of peanut for Students

  1. :  a nutlike edible seed related to the pea that comes from the tough underground pods of a widely grown plant and that are eaten whole or crushed to form a spread (peanut butter) or produce oil for cooking (peanut oil)





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