Definition of Peanuts

1. Noun. An insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount. "Her salary is peanuts compared to his"

Generic synonyms: Amount, Amount Of Money, Sum, Sum Of Money

Definition of Peanuts

1. Noun. (plural of peanut) ¹

2. Noun. A very small or insufficient amount (especially of a salary). ¹

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Definition of Peanuts

1. peanut [n] - See also: peanut

Medical Definition of Peanuts

1. A leguminous annual herb, arachis hypogaea, that yields edible seeds containing high quality proteins, several lectins, and oils. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peanuts

peanut agglutinin
peanut bar
peanut brittle
peanut galleries
peanut milk
peanut oil
peanut paste
peanut vine
peanut worm
peanuts (current term)
pear-shaped area
pear blight
pear haw
pear hawthorn
pear of anguish
pear tree
pear trees

Literary usage of Peanuts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"Injury to peanuts by the Twelve-Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica ... that one on which peanuts had been growing for several consecutive years was injured ..."

2. A Project Curriculum: Dealing with the Project as a Means of Organizing the by Margaret Elizabeth Wells (1921)
"There were some peanuts growing in the school garden, but the crop was far too ... So the children made clay peanuts. These were carefully modeled, dried, ..."

3. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"peanuts peanuts are a valuable hog forage crop in the South. ... The use of peanuts for the production of oil has largely developed in recent years, ..."

4. The Source, Chemistry and Use of Food Products by Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey (1914)
"Use as Food peanuts may be regarded as wholesome food, if not used in too large quantities, but they should be mixed with other food. ..."

5. Productive Farm Crops by Edward Gerrard Montgomery (1916)
"Where peanuts Are Grown.—At present peanuts are cultivated as a ... Map of the United States, showing the area adapted to the production of peanuts. ..."

6. The Soils and Agriculture of the Southern States by Hugh Hammond Bennett (1921)
"The large or jumbo variety of peanuts— market peanuts—is chiefly grown on the ... Recently there has been a large increase in the production of peanuts, ..."

7. Farmer's Cyclopedia of Live Stock by Earley Vernon Wilcox, Clarence Beaman Smith (1908)
"peanuts for pasture—As a result of investigations at the various southern experiment stations, the use of peanuts as a grazing crop ..."

8. Successful Farming; a Ready Reference on All Phases of Agriculture for by Frank Duane Gardner (1916)
"A few hours after harvesting the peanuts should be stacked about a pole. ... It is not advisable to store peanuts in the barn until thoroughly cured. ..."

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