what's the peanut means in China tradition

what's peanut means in China tradition? Most foreigner don't the means.

The english word "peanut" translate to chinese is "sheng" . In china, when you new marriage, parent will give four foods, the peanut is one of them, it's just means your parent wish you to have a bady as soon as possible.

This is very funny things, but it is chinese old and very popular culture.

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