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peanut

pee nuht

  • n  underground pod of the peanut vine
  • n  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
  • n  a young child who is small for his age
  • n  pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
  • s  of little importance or influence or power; of minor status
    peanut politicians

  • Pity the weight-conscious health nut who craves a peanut butter sandwich: Skippy peanut butter claims to have.
  • The creamy (or chunky) peanut spread has become a mainstay of the American diet.
  • More children are allergic to peanuts than ever before, and the school lunchroom may never be the same.
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  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    I immediately thought of my 7-year-old daughter, Sasha, who has peanut butter sandwiches for lunch probably three times a week,Obama said in his weekly address. "No parent should have to worry that their child is going to get sick from...
  • Michael Jackson in International Herald Tribune
    I have stopped totally eating or purchasing peanut products until I get more information this problem is solved,said Atlanta resident Michael Jackson, a 59-year-old printer who adds that he loves peanut butter.
  • President Bush in Washington Post
    When Americans went to the polls last November, they did not vote for politicians to substitute their judgment for the judgment of our commanders on the ground,Bush said. "And they certainly did not vote to make peanut storage projects...

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