peanut

[ pee-nuht, -nuh t ]SEE DEFINITION OF peanut

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Did you ever notice how tiresome the whistle on a peanut roaster gets?

Why is the whistle of a peanut roaster so shrill, and why is the whistle of a boat so deep?

A camel is indistinguishable from a peanut—if only their humps be considered.

My lady, do you happen to have such a thing as a peanut in your pocket?

Before it dries, the peanut seed is easily injured by frost.

A little later, and the peanut vender had everything in order.

The monkey, putting the peanut in his mouth, swallowed it, and grinned.

It is needless to say that the peanut party is strictly a "hen" function.

"I don't care if it was the size of a peanut," Thurgood screamed.

It didn't come by the Peanut route, neither, but by the postman.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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