Meaning of “peanut” in the English Dictionary

"peanut" in British English

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peanutnoun

uk /ˈpiː.nʌt/ us /ˈpiː.nʌt/

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) peanuts

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(Definition of “peanut” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peanut" in American English

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peanutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpi·nət, -ˌnʌt/

a small nut that grows in a shell under the ground

(Definition of “peanut” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)