In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1maní masculinecacahuete masculine Spaincacahuate masculine Mexico
- Also known as groundnuts or monkey nuts, peanuts are actually legumes.
- Known as ground nuts, monkey nuts and goobers, peanuts are native to South America, where they have been cultivated for at least 3,500 years.
- A man protesting against student debt has completed the stunt of rolling a monkey nut seven miles to Downing Street using only his nose.
- Overjoyed Maxine has now celebrated his safe return by giving him a slap-up meal of monkey nuts, sunflower seeds and raw sprouts.
- Free monkey nuts were on the menu, but had to be abandoned when gulls laid siege to the pub.
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