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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pea·nut /ˈpi(ˌ)nət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pea·nut n. Bot. The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogæa); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.
 Note:The fruit is a hard pod, usually containing two or three seeds, sometimes but one, which ripen beneath the soil. Called also earthnut, groundnut, and goober.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of little importance or influence or power; of minor status;
            "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut
            politicians" [syn: insignificant]
      n 1: underground pod of the peanut vine
      2: 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 [syn:
          peanut vine, Arachis hypogaea]
      3: a young child who is small for his age
      4: pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds;
         `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms [syn: earthnut,
          goober, goober pea, groundnut, monkey nut]