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peanut

noun uk   /ˈpiː.nʌt/ us  

peanut noun (NUT)

B1 [C] (UK also groundnut) an oval-shaped nut that grows underground in pairs inside a thin brown shell: peanut/groundnut oil salted/dry-roast(ed) peanutsTypes of edible nut

peanut noun (LITTLE MONEY)

peanuts [plural] informal something so small it is not worth considering, especially an amount of money: They pay people peanuts in that organization.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking thingsSmall amounts of moneyLarge amounts of money
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