- 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 peanuts
But as Garfield on television gained in popularity, the Peanuts connection became a source of friction.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thanks in part to his efforts, peanuts became a vital crop, and a thriving industry.
Charles Schulz has this really dark streak that comes out in Peanuts… Lynn Johnston talks about dealing with depression.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder|Rich Goldstein|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The requirement for you to submit to confinement is reinforced by accepting the first bag of peanuts.
They queued at roadside snack stands for rations of peanuts, a holiday tradition.North Korea Lavishly Celebrates Kim Il Sung's Birthday|David Frum|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Peanuts were the order of the day, and their assertive crackle broke in upon the finest passages.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
She didn't exactly name the peanuts, but she gave them initials.
Tode, do you want Little Brother to hook a handful of peanuts sometimes when he gets big?The Bishop's Shadow|I. T. Thurston
Put a layer of peanuts about one-half inch deep in a dripping-pan and place on perforated shelf in a moderate oven.The Vegetarian Cook Book|E. G. Fulton
When she got back to Tom Sullivan, Tom had a bag of peanuts which he offered her at once.
- 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.
A popular comic strip drawn by Charles M. Schulz. The world of Peanuts is populated by pint-sized versions of adults: perennial optimist and born loser Charlie Brown; bossy, loud-mouthed Lucy; gentle Linus with his security blanket; Schroeder, the brooding piano player; and many others.