peanut definition

  • noun:
    • A prostrate south Brazilian plant (Arachis hypogaea) commonly cultivated in exotic and hot temperate areas, having yellowish plants on stalks that flex over so the seed pods ripen underground.
    • The delicious, nutlike, greasy seed with this plant, utilized for food and as a source of oil. Also known as regionally goober, goober pea.
    • A peanut-shaped little bit of polystyrene, used in padding products during delivery.
    • Slang an individual tiny in stature.
    • Slang someone who is viewed as becoming insignificant.
    • Informal a really tiny amount of cash; a trifling amount.
    • A legume resembling a nut, the good fresh fruit associated with the plant Arachis hypogaea.
    • The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogæa); also, the plant itself, that will be extensively cultivated for the fruit.
    • One of the edible fruits of Arachis hypogæn.
    • The plant that holds these fruits, better known in England as groundnut. See Arachis. Also known as ground-pea, earthnut, Manila fan, jur-nut, goober, and pindar.
    • pod for the peanut vine containing typically 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey fan' tend to be Uk terms
    • commonly cultivated US plant cultivated in exotic and cozy areas; showy yellowish plants on stalks that flex over to the earth in order that seed pods ripen underground
    • a kid who's little for their age
    • underground pod of peanut vine
  • adjective:
    • Slang Having minimal value; insignificant: peanut politicians.
    • of small significance or impact or power; of minor status
  • verb:
    • To pull-on a person's wrap as a prank, inducing the knot to tighten up.

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