Definition of almond in English:

almond

Line breaks: al¦mond
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmənd
 
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noun

  • 1The oval edible nut-like seed (kernel) of the almond tree, growing in a woody shell, widely used as food.
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    • Crunchy goodies such as peanuts, almonds and sunflower seeds are packed with amino acids.
    • Well, I will be talking about the wonder of nuts, and actually four nuts in particular - the chestnut, almond, walnut and pecan.
    • Hazelnuts, both in the dough and praline, can be substituted with other nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pecans.
  • 2 (also almond tree) The tree that produces almonds, related to the peach and plum. Native to western Asia, it is widely cultivated in warm climates.
    • Prunus dulcis or P. amygdalus, family Rosaceae
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    • The nut borne by the beautiful almond tree, Prunus amygdalus, is delicately flavoured and highly versatile, has been cultivated since prehistoric times, and is the most important nut in commerce.
    • The two-storey white stucco lodge with yellow trim and shaded by a beautiful almond tree is situated a good bonefish cast from the warm waters of the Middle Bight, situated on the east coast of Andros island.
    • Whether sipping rum in its bars, eating rotis on its waterfront or sitting under the big almond tree known as the ‘Houses of Parliament’ in Port Elizabeth, the hamlet-size main town, you feel part of the performance, not the audience.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French alemande, from medieval Latin amandula, from Greek amugdalē.

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