Definition of Amygdalus
in some especially former classifications
: 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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