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almond

noun al·mond \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
ALMOND Defined for Kids

almond

noun al·mond \ˈä-mənd, ˈa-\

Definition of ALMOND for Kids

:  a nut that is the edible kernel of a small tree related to the peach tree
Medical Dictionary

almond

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

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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