monkey nut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n monkey nut pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
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Usage

In literature:

Couldn't fight for monkey nuts.
"Rhymes of a Red Cross Man" by Robert W. Service
The monkey drank the milk of the nuts.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
One would have said that it was a monkey taking the shell from a nut.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
Have you ever seen him imitate a monkey from whom another monkey has snatched a nut?
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
Early next morning they started for another village, and passed on the way a large garden where people were very busy gathering monkey-nuts.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
You push, and scramble, and tear, like a set of monkeys over a nut.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
A monkey finding a heap of cocoa-nuts, gnawed into one, then dropped it, gagging hideously.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
Did you ever see a monkey brought from across the seas, who for the first time is given a nut to crack?
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Some are oval; some are shaped like a monkey nut.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
I went toward him, and found that he caught a cocoa-nut thrown to him by a third monkey about fifteen feet beyond him.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
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In poetry:

I had sworn to end his triumphs, so I followed him last night
I held him up and, gave him a warning
I shot him where the monkey used to gather all his nuts
And I'm off to Philadelphia in the morning.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett
I think she never loaded things like gold mohurs and spice
And China tea and narwhals' teeth and monkey-nuts and rice,
And ivory, apes and peacocks out of Africa that come,
And Eastern frails and cotton bales and right Jamaica rum.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Spider monkeys find food in the treetops and feast on nuts, fruits, leaves, bird eggs, and spiders .
The modus operandi is as follows.—A cord is fastened round the monkey's waist, and it is led to a coconut palm which it rapidly climbs, it then lays hold of a nut, and if the own...
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