goober
Peanut Pea"nut, n. (Bot.) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant ({Arachis hypog[ae]a}); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Goober — may refer to:* The peanut, Arachis hypogaea . * Goober (brand), a food product consisting of alternating stripes of peanut butter and fruit preserves combined in a single jar and sold in North America by The J.M. Smucker Co. * Goober Peas , a… …   Wikipedia

  • Goober — Goo ber, n. A peanut. [Southern U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goober — peanut, 1833, Amer.Eng., of African origin, perhaps Bantu (Cf. Kikongo and Kimbundu nguba peanut ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • goober — ☆ goober [go͞o′bər ] n. [< Kongo nguba] Chiefly South a peanut …   English World dictionary

  • goober — goo·ber (go͞o’bər) n. Chiefly Southern US 1. See PEANUT(Cf. ↑peanut). 2. A yokel; a bumpkin. 3. A foolish or silly person. 4. A gob of phlegm. ╂ [Of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo or Kimbundu …   Word Histories

  • goober — a goober is someone who looks/ is a bit silly, not as harsh as stupid or dumb My father in lay looked like a bit of a goober at the wedding …   Dictionary of american slang

  • goober — a goober is someone who looks/ is a bit silly, not as harsh as stupid or dumb My father in lay looked like a bit of a goober at the wedding …   Dictionary of american slang

  • goober — /gooh beuhr/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. the peanut. Also called goober pea. [1825 35; of Afr orig.; cf. Kimbundu nguba peanut] * * * …   Universalium

  • goober — noun /ˈɡuːbɚ/ a) (Southern US) A peanut. b) A foolish or simple person. Syn: goober pea …   Wiktionary

  • goober — Synonyms and related words: Brazil nut, almond, almond paste, amande, amande douce, amandes mondees, bitter almond, blanched almonds, burnt almond, goober pea, ground pea, groundnut, kernel, meat, nigger toe, noisette, noix, nut, peanut, peanut… …   Moby Thesaurus

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