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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

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

  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>






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