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almond

noun al·mond \ˈä-mənd, ˈa-, ˈäl-, ˈal-\

Simple Definition of almond

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of almond

  1. 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. 2 :  a tree that produces almonds

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Origin and Etymology 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

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ALMOND Defined for Kids

almond

noun al·mond \ˈä-mənd, ˈa-\

Definition of almond for Students

  1. :  a nut that is the edible kernel of a small tree related to the peach tree




Medical Dictionary

noun al·mond \ˈäm-ənd, ˈam-; ˈäl-mənd, ˈal-\

Medical Definition of almond

  1. 1:  a small tree (Prunus amygdalus) of the rose family with flowers and young fruit resembling those of the peach

  2. 2:  the drupaceous fruit of the almond; especially :  its ellipsoidal edible kernel used as a nut—compare amygdalin



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