peanut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj peanut of little importance or influence or power; of minor status "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat","peanut politicians"
    • n peanut pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
    • n peanut a young child who is small for his age
    • n peanut widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
    • n peanut underground pod of the peanut vine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter
    • n Peanut pē"nŭt (Bot) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogæa); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.☞ The fruit is a hard pod, usually containing two or three seeds, sometimes but one, which ripen beneath the soil. Called also earthnut groundnut, and goober.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The #1 peanut producing state is Georgia
    • n peanut One of the edible fruits of Arachis hypogæn.
    • n peanut The plant that bears these fruits, better known in England as groundnut. See Arachis. Also called ground-pea, earthnut, Manila nut, jur-nut, goober, and pindar.
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Quotations

  • Robert E. Lee
    Robert%20E.%20Lee
    “I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.”
  • Channing Pollock
    Channing Pollock
    “No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.”
  • Charlie Brown
    Charlie Brown
    “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
  • Orson Welles
    Orson%20Welles
    “I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.”

Idioms

Pay peanuts - If some is paid peanuts, their salary is very low.
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Peanut gallery - An audience that interrupts, boos or heckles a performer, speaker, etc, is a peanut gallery.
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Polishing peanuts - To work very hard at something for little or no return. In other words, wasting time on work which will not yield reasonable value.
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Usage

In literature:

Bonnie Bell she stands there just crying because she is so much ashamed, and she calls and whistles to Peanut.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
Ellery looked around at his fellow passengers, contentedly munching their peanuts and conversing in broad English flavored with Norse.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Why, my little scheme was peanuts by comparison.
"Letter of the Law" by Alan Edward Nourse
Popcorn and peanut venders pushed through the crowd crying their wares.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Ten cents' worth peanuts, one cup mayonnaise.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Hadn't he beaten out the brains of his toy bank and bought up the peanut man on the corner?
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
What did the Secretary want him to do; turn peanut politician and fight the water power trust?
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Do you suppose auntie would let me go down on the dock and sell peanuts?
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Peanuts and hickory nuts are three times as nourishing as beefsteak.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
It was a Peanut complaining bitterly of the Marbles.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
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In poetry:

"He gambled " in Stock Shares —and Peanuts,
For he was a hell of a " sport "
Never away from the Dirt-track
Except to " appear at Court"!
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
My dad was a Brigadier Lance Jack,
Who fell in the Crimean war
He lay on the ground, with the shells all around
And the peanuts all over the floor.
"The Trumpeter" by Billy Bennett
The paralytic's wife
who takes her love to town,
sitting on the bar stool,
downing stingers and peanuts,
singing "That ole Ace down in the hole,"
would understand.
"The Twelve Dancing Princesses" by Anne Sexton
He ain't got enny kind ov show
To hear the merry pealins'
Of them thar weddin' bells, unless
He kind ov stirs her feelins'--
By treatin' her tew ginger pop,
An' pilin' peanuts in a-top.
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

He was speaking about the US Department of Transportation's proposed ban on peanut distribution on commercial airline flights.
Jerry Seinfeld reaches the pinnacle of super-celebritydom: A Greenwich Village café names a peanut-butter sandwich in his honor.
It is one of my favorite Peanuts clips.
Sure enough, I found they had half-pound Reese's peanut.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Food banks and pantries around the country say high peanut butter prices have made it harder for them to provide one of their most-requested items — and a favorite among children — this holiday season.
SHINGLE SPRINGS — Matt Howlett watched all of the Peanuts holiday specials as a child.
"Peanut," for her small size, but she is also called a "swords beauty".
Members of the Houston Astros Wives Organization know that peanuts and Cracker Jacks are likely to strike out at the dinner table, so they've put together a playbook for cooking called From Home Plate to Your Plate.
Jane Dickey (left) with the Rose Law Firm talks with Rick Burris (right) and Sam Massey following a public hearing on Thursday afternoon regarding a bond issue for the Birdsong Peanut Company.
Send your questions for Hax (and the peanuts) to weigh in.
He had eaten a peanut butter sandwich nine hours earlier and she was allergic to peanuts.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a media teleconference on Jan 27 to update consumers on the Salmonella typhimurium outbreak in peanut butter products.
Peanut Processor Knowingly Sold Tainted Products.
Company Knowingly Shipped Tainted Peanut Butter.
These peanuts were processed in the Sunland, Inc Peanut Processing Plant and may be contaminated with Salmonella.
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In science:

Even in a GRB with very many significant pulses, the total mass of a jet of CBs would be comparable to that of the Earth: peanuts, by stellar standards.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
The structure and evolution of the stellar velocity ellipsoid plays an important role in shaping galaxies undergoing bar driven secular evolution and the eventual formation of a boxy/peanut bulge such as present in the Milky Way.
Meridional tilt of the stellar velocity ellipsoid during bar buckling instability
Figure 7: Peanut shape black hole after the hole in the torus closes.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
To follow this quantitatively, I compare in Figure 3 the run of the bar strength and of the peanut strength with time, for two different simulations.
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
It is interesting to compare this with the evolution of the peanut strength (same figure).
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
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