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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2013-05-05 05:08 pm

Prompt #169

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Today's word is: peanut

pea┬Ěnut [pee-nuht, -nuht]

noun
1. the pod or the enclosed edible seed of the plant, Arachis hypogaea, of the legume family: the pod is forced underground in growing, where it ripens.
2. the plant itself.
3. any small or insignificant person or thing.
4. peanuts.
a. Informal. a very small amount of money: working for peanuts.
b. Slang. barbiturates.
c. small pieces of Styrofoam used as a packing material.

adjective
5. of or pertaining to the peanut or peanuts.
6. made with or from peanuts.
7. Informal. small, insignificant, or petty.

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