almond

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al·mond

noun \ˈä-mənd, ˈa-, ˈäl-, ˈal-\

: a nut that has a sweet flavor; also : the tree that produces almonds

Full Definition of ALMOND

1
a :  the drupaceous fruit of a small tree (Prunus dulcis syn. P. amygdalus) of the rose family with flowers and young fruit resembling those of the peach; especially :  its ellipsoidal edible kernel used as a nut
b :  any of several similar fruits
2
:  a tree that produces almonds

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Origin of ALMOND

Middle English almande, from Anglo-French alemande from Late Latin amandula, alteration of Latin amygdala, from Greek amygdalē
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

al·mond

noun \ˈäm-ənd, ˈam-; ˈäl-mənd, ˈal-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALMOND

1
: a small tree (Prunus amygdalus) of the rose family with flowers and young fruit resembling those of the peach
2
: the drupaceous fruit of the almond; especially : its ellipsoidal edible kernel used as a nut—compare amygdalin

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almond

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Tree (Prunus dulcis) in the rose family, native to South Asia; also its edible seed, or nut. The tree, growing somewhat larger and living longer than the peach, is strikingly beautiful when in flower. The nuts are either sweet or bitter. Sweet almonds are the edible type consumed as nuts and used in cooking. The extracted oil of bitter almonds is used to make flavouring extracts for foods and liqueurs. Almonds provide small amounts of protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins and are high in fat. They are commonly used in confectionery baking and in marzipan, a traditional European candy.

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