peanut

Part of speech: noun

A fruit of a trailing plant of the bean family, ripening under ground.

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Usage examples "peanut":

  1. It was a craggy, uneven body, seemingly about twenty miles in length, pinched in the middle and thus shaped roughly like a peanut shell. - "The Affair of the Brains", Anthony Gilmore.
  2. I would have rattled down in about fifteen minutes, down to the peanut row, for I was only a peanut. - "The University of Hard Knocks", Ralph Parlette.
  3. So they hunted up the hot- peanut- man, and bought all the rest of his peanuts, besides paying for those the elephant had eaten to make himself get well. - "Uncle Wiggily's Travels", Howard R. Garis.