- a peanut.
Origin of monkey nut
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for monkey nut
It was still grappling with a monkey-nut, but no doubt a different one.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
She (Evangeline) was balancing easily on one leg, while with the other leg and her beak she tried to peel a monkey-nut.
He was holding a tiny gourd, no larger than a monkey-nut, suspended from a necklace of polished crocodile teeth.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy
Florence Partello Stuart
- British another name for a peanut
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