- Informal. a very small amount of money: working for peanuts.
- Slang. barbiturates.
- small pieces of Styrofoam used as a packing material.
OTHER WORDS FROM peanutpea·nut·ty, adjective
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How to use peanut in a sentence
When it tastes bland, like an unsalted peanut or pecan, it’s ready.
Next, a little handful of chia, of peanuts, of whatever nuts and seeds I’ve squirreled away in the back of my pantry.
On one such meander, she ordered a nasi goreng that arrived piled with chicken satay and spicy peanut sauce.Take a culinary journey with these new travel-inspired cookbooks|Jen Rose Smith|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Speaking of ingredients, I tested this recipe using creamy peanut butter, but I imagine any style of nut butter should do.This vegan soup gathers greens, grains and peanut butter in one spicy bowl|Aaron Hutcherson|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Called Palforzia, the drug contains peanut proteins and is given in escalating amounts, so the body gradually learns that these proteins aren’t dangerous.Against all odds, 2020 featured some good health news|Laura Sanders|December 29, 2020|Science News
Instead of making cotton oil, farmers could make peanut oil.
A famous 1916 publication proclaimed: “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.”
The following year, he testified before Congress about the U.S. peanut industry.
The sleek, peanut-shell sized device slips on near the collarbone.
Me: “Hmmm … do you have any more of those peanut butter cookies?”
Virginia ranks first in the amount of peanut yield per acre and third in peanut production in the United States.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
My lady, do you happen to have such a thing as a peanut in your pocket?Prudy Keeping House|Sophie May
Another minute and you wouldn't have been bigger than a peanut!Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Supper, lettuce, dates, and a dish of popcorn flavored with peanut butter.
"No, I am a hot-peanut-man," said the voice, and then the peanut roaster began to whistle like a tea-kettle.Uncle Wiggily's Travels|Howard R. Garis
British Dictionary definitions for peanut
- a leguminous plant, Arachis hypogaea, of tropical America: widely cultivated for its edible seeds. The seed pods are forced underground where they ripenSee also hog peanut
- Also called: goober, goober pea, (Brit) groundnut, (Brit) monkey nut the edible nutlike seed of this plant, used for food and as a source of oil