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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
peanut
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
peanut butter
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
butter
▪ She says that the badgers eat worms, slugs, and peanut butter sandwiches.
▪ While Peter Pan may not flit around offering free peanut butter, low-cost foreign peanut growers do offer us their crops.
▪ The son was looking directly ahead out of the window stuffing himself with bread and peanut butter and strawberry jam.
▪ She dipped her carrot into the peanut butter as she went to the door.
▪ Jack didn't feel much like eating, but to please her he swallowed toast and peanut butter.
▪ With wooden spoon, cream butter and peanut butter until smooth, add sugar and cream well.
▪ It's you who will get peanut butter over here.
▪ He once paid his sister $ 300 to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
oil
▪ Add the peanut oil, then add the dumplings, pleated edge up, in a single layer.
▪ When it is very hot, add remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil.
▪ Groundnut or peanut oil is similar in character and uses to sunflower and grapeseed oils but is rather more expensive.
▪ Heat the peanut oil in a wok and add the scallion-garlic mixture.
▪ The best alternative is peanut oil which is light but fairly full-flavoured.
▪ After wiping the wok, add peanut oil and reheat until smoking hot.
■ VERB
eat
▪ Our hypothetical Ann could eat her packet of peanuts, for example, if she added three half-hour swims to her weekly routine.
▪ But the whiff of a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich makes my stomach quail. Eat peanuts or suffer death-by-a-thousand cut5?
▪ For one thing, telling a lie is like eating peanuts.
▪ Said she liked to walk in the rain and eat peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches.
▪ You could hear them eating, hear the chomp, chomp, chomp when they ate the peanuts we were throwing them.
▪ The Percys ate their peanuts one by one, patiently dislodging the insects.
▪ They stand around and talk produce and eat boiled peanuts.
▪ In the evening I might eat peanuts and drink a beer, or open a can of red beans.
make
▪ We had to make a ring out of peanut dough.
▪ He once paid his sister $ 300 to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
▪ They also make marvellous peanut feeders for the birds in winter.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ salted peanuts
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He noticed, as she sliced the bread and spread it clumsily with peanut butter, that her hands were shaking.
▪ Remove from heat and beat in sugars, syrup, eggs, milk and peanuts.
▪ Savoy Crunch peanuts are coated in a crispy shell in smoked bacon or sweet and sour flavours.
▪ The peanut program allows only farmers with a federal quota to grow peanuts for the domestic market.
▪ The whole business seemed to have shrunk in importance to the size of a peanut anyway.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Peanut

Peanut \Pea"nut\, n. (Bot.) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant ( Arachis hypog[ae]a); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.

Note: The fruit is a hard pod, usually containing two or three seeds, sometimes but one, which ripen beneath the soil. Called also earthnut, groundnut, and goober.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
peanut

1807, earlier ground nut, ground pea (1769). The plant is native to S.America. Portuguese traders took peanuts from Brazil and Peru to Africa by 1502 and it is known to have been cultivated in Chekiang Province in China by 1573, probably arriving with Portuguese sailors who made stops in Brazil en route to the Orient. Peanut butter attested by 1892; peanut brittle is from 1894. Peanut gallery "topmost rows of a theater" is from 1874, American English; peanuts "trivial sum" is from 1934.

Wiktionary
peanut

n. A legume resembling a nut, the fruit of the plant (taxlink Arachis hypogaea species noshow=1). vb. (context transitive English) To pull on somebody's tie as a prank, causing the knot to tighten.

WordNet
peanut
  1. n. underground pod of the peanut vine

  2. 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 [syn: peanut vine, Arachis hypogaea]

  3. a young child who is small for his age

  4. pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms [syn: earthnut, goober, goober pea, groundnut, monkey nut]

peanut

adj. of little importance or influence or power; of minor status; "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians" [syn: insignificant]

Wikipedia
Peanut (disambiguation)

Peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the pea family Fabaceae, native to South America.

Peanut or Peanuts may also refer to:

Peanut

Peanut, also known as groundnut and goober (Arachis hypogaea), is a crop of global importance. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both smallholder and large commercial producers. It is classified as both a grain legume, and, because of its high oil content, an oil crop. World annual production is about 46 million tonnes per year. Peanut pods develop under the ground, which is very unusual among crop plants. As a legume, peanut belongs to the botanical family Fabaceae (also known as Leguminosae, and commonly known as the bean or pea family). Like most other legumes, peanuts harbor symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in root nodules. This capacity to fix nitrogen means peanuts require less nitrogen-containing fertilizer and improve soil fertility, making them valuable in crop rotations.

Peanuts are similar in taste and nutritional profile to tree nuts such as walnuts and almonds, and are often served in similar ways in Western cuisines. The botanical definition of a " nut" is a fruit whose ovary wall becomes very hard at maturity. Using this criterion, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume. However, for culinary purposes and in common English language usage, peanuts are usually referred to as nuts.

Peanut (nickname)

Peanut or Peanuts is the nickname of:

  • Chiang Kai-shek (1887–1975), derisively called "Peanut" by U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell
  • Nick "Peanut" Baines (born 1978), English rock keyboardist
  • Jim Davenport (born 1933), American Major League Baseball player and coach nicknamed "Peanut"
  • Peanut Louie Harper (born 1960), American retired tennis player
  • Peanuts Holland (1910–1979), American jazz trumpeter
  • Peanuts Hucko (1918–2003), American jazz clarinetist
  • Mamie Johnson (born 1935), American baseball player, first female pitcher in the Negro Leagues nickname "Peanut"
  • Erv Kantlehner (1892–1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher nicknamed "Peanuts"
  • Paul Lehner (1920-1967), American Major League Baseball player, nicknamed "Peanuts"
  • Peanuts Lowrey (1917–1986), American Major League Baseball player
  • Peanuts O'Flaherty (1918–2008), Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Ed Pinnance (1879–1944), Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher in 1903, nicknamed "Peanuts"
  • Charles Tillman (born 1981), American National Football League player

Usage examples of "peanut".

The FDA permits so much aflatoxin in food that the peanut butter in your sandwich can be seventy-five times more hazardous than a liter of contaminated Silicon Valley water, the amount you would drink in a day if they would only let you.

But to beings like the Ambassadress the occasional parasite plucked from their own plumage is like a salted peanut is to us.

Shelter in there started in to bitching about what was this shit, peanut butter sandwiches for fucking supper.

The indigenous cashew nut may replace the peanut in some Brazilian versions.

As with the vatapa recipe that follows, it need only be accompanied by rice and a simple vegetable or salad, and is more flavorful if the nut butter, either peanut or cashew, is blended rather than bought.

It had peanuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, cashews, Brazil, acorns, macadamia, walnut, chestnut, pine, beechnut, filbert, hickory, mixed.

In his own evil way, Bill Crum must have had loyalties and, for him, a kilo of gold was peanuts.

Eddie Fogle continued to eat his chocolate-covered peanuts and seemed oblivious to the fact that Miki was damn good and ready to blow his head off.

It took nearly an hour and a half to arrive at Peanut, the goober capital of California.

How much had a box of Goobers chocolate-covered peanuts cost at their candy counter?

For example, to raise peanuts in Florida required 1,000 kilocalories of energy for each pound of peanut protein grown while it cost 10,000 kilocalories of energy to gain a pound of egg protein in the factory egg raising system of the U.

Porsche, watched poor Peanut rolling in the flood, heard Jack asking if she meant what she said, saw the lizard shooting fire at her, and heard Rae Lambers telling her to get rid of the tarot cards.

The jazz joints were closed, the cops in the subways slipped their pennies into the candy machines and received their coated peanuts for the long beat, up and down the platform, looking for mashers, smokers.

Texas countryside, were the shining spokes of the solar farms, alternating with green strips of cropland growing chimeric soycorn and peanuts and wingbeans food and energy for the megalopolis and its satellite cities.

Angie and Mooner were eating peanut butter sandwiches in front of the television.