- Informal. a very small amount of money: working for peanuts.
- Slang. barbiturates.
- small pieces of Styrofoam used as a packing material.
- peano curve,
- peano's axioms,
- peano's postulates,
- peanut butter,
- peanut gallery,
- peanut heaven,
- peanut oil,
- peanut worm
Origin of peanut
Examples from the Web for peanut
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.
Titanic once bet a peanut vendor $10 he could throw a peanut across Times Square in New York.
Soon Johnny Carson was having more fun with Cleveland and its mayor than a monkey with a peanut.
The media and peanut gallery missed that class and immediately cast them as “others.”
It is needless to say that the peanut party is strictly a "hen" function.Cupology|Clara
I know the peanut industry, but I am not telling any of my business in a letter.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
They used to bounce in unannounced and eat up all our peanut butter.Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill
And be sure to alternate pedestrianism with motoring, and the "peanut" gallery with the stage-box.The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler
Fill the cavity with peanut butter and press together again.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- 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
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.