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Adjective: peanut  'pee,nút
  1. Of little importance, influence or power; of minor status
    "peanut politicians";
    - insignificant
Noun: peanut  'pee,nút
  1. Underground pod of the peanut vine
     
  2. 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
    - peanut vine, Arachis hypogaea
     
  3. A young child who is small for his age
     
  4. Pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds
    - earthnut, goober [US], goober pea [US], groundnut, monkey nut [Brit]

Derived forms: peanuts

See also: minor

Type of: child, edible nut, fry, kid, legume, leguminous plant, minor, nestling, nipper, nut, pod, seedpod, shaver, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, wean [UK, Ireland], youngster

Part of: Arachis, genus Arachis

Encyclopedia: Peanut, Pennsylvania