peanut butter

[ pee-nuht buht-er, -nuht ]


  1. a paste made from ground roasted peanuts, used as a spread or in cooking.

peanut butter


  1. a brownish oily paste made from peanuts

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Word History and Origins

Origin of peanut butter1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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Example Sentences

College offenses now spread defenses as if they’re the last spoonful of peanut butter at the bottom of the jar, yet somehow has to be enough to cover an entire slice.

The scientists laced traps with a smelly mixture that included peanut butter, sardines and bananas.

One’s desired level of tenderness is a deeply personal choice, similar to whether you prefer smooth or chunky peanut butter.

My idea for this farro, kale and peanut butter soup started with Lukas Volger’s peanut butter and greens sandwich from his latest cookbook, “Start Simple.”

This year, I gave up my former habit of buying bodega sandwiches for dinner or getting takeout or, more often than not, eating spoonfuls of peanut butter and calling it a night.

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Me: “Hmmm … do you have any more of those peanut butter cookies?”

In a pan, cook potatoes and add chocolate powder, chocolate chip pieces, and chocolate peanut butter cups.

A perennial signature flavor is Flying Elvis: banana ice cream that contains peanut butter and chocolate chunks.

Not to mention one out of squab, peanut butter and jelly, red quinoa, and karela.

The peanut butter went into jars of peanut butter, crackers, cookies, and ice cream, among other products.

Supper, lettuce, dates, and a dish of popcorn flavored with peanut butter.

Add milk to peanut butter or peanuts, blend well and add to dry ingredients; mix thoroughly.

It was to be very simple; mother made the cake and ice cream and peanut butter sandwiches, while Betsey made the candies.

This condition can be overcome by adding a little salad dressing to the peanut butter.

Fill the cavity with peanut butter and press together again.


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