circus peanut


: a chewy marshmallow candy that is shaped like a peanut shell, is typically orange in color, and has a banana flavor

Examples of circus peanut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t settle for one circus peanut. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 17 Apr. 2023 For each cupcake, place 1 circus peanut on its side and cut lengthwise into thirds. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 27 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circus peanut was in 1909

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“Circus peanut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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