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Definition 1: pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for peanut in the sense of this definition

(peanut is a kind of ...) a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell

(... is part of peanut) 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

Definition 2: a young child who is small for his age - [noun denoting person]

(peanut is a kind of ...) a young person of either sex

"she writes books for children" "they're just kids" "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for peanut in the sense of this definition

(peanut is a kind of ...) an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae

(peanut is a part of ...) pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

(peanut is a part of ...) underground pod of the peanut vine

(... is a member of peanut) a genus of plants with pods that ripen underground (see peanut)

Definition 4: underground pod of the peanut vine - [noun denoting plant]

(peanut is a kind of ...) a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

(... is part of peanut) 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 is made of the substance ...) an oil from peanuts; used in cooking and making soap

Definition 5: of little importance or influence or power; of minor status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peanut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a minor, insignificant bureaucrat
  • peanut politicians

Synonyms for peanut in the sense of this definition

(peanut is similar to ...) of lesser importance or stature or rank

"a minor poet" "had a minor part in the play" "a minor official" "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen" "minor back roads"

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