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English definition of “peanut”

peanut

noun [C] (NUT)    /ˈpiː.nʌt/ (UK also groundnut)
B1 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
(Definition of peanut noun (NUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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