noun Amyg·da·lus

Definition of Amygdalus

in some especially former classifications

  1. :  a small genus of Asian trees and shrubs including those plants of the genus Prunus (as the peach and almond) that have numerous stamens, an often velvety exocarp, and a deeply grooved stone

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Origin and Etymology of amygdalus

New Latin, from Late Latin, almond tree, from Greek amygdalos

First Known Use: 1754

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