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peanut gallery
  • n  (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance)
  • n  rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
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peanut oil
  • n  an oil from peanuts; used in cooking and making soap
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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
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peanut worm
  • n  small unsegmented marine worm that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body giving the appearance of a peanut
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peanuts
  • n  an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount
    her salary is peanuts compared to his
  • 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
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pear
  • n  sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
  • n  Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
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pear blight
  • n  a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees
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pear haw
  • n  erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries
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pear hawthorn
  • n  erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries
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pear tree
  • n  Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
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pearl
  • n  a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
  • n  a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • n  a shape that is spherical and small
  • v  gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
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pearl-fish
  • n  found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
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pearl-weed
  • n  any of various low-growing plants of the genus Sagina having small spherical flowers resembling pearls
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pearl buck
  • n  United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
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pearl diver
  • n  a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
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pearl harbor
  • n  a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
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