Definition of almond
1a : the drupaceous fruit of a small tree (Prunus dulcis synonym P. amygdalus) of the rose family with flowers and young fruit resembling those of the peach; especially : its ellipsoidal edible kernel used as a nutb : any of several similar fruits
2 : a tree that produces almonds
Recent Examples of almond from the Web
Its chocolate chip cookie has 4 grams of carbs and is made with almond flour, molasses and Stevia, Porcello said.
Use whole-wheat breadcrumbs instead of white, or try ground nuts (such as hazelnut or almond) for a healthier filler that’s also gluten-free.
The Gratitude Bowl was really a salad, with mixed greens and sprouts tossed with avocado, cucumber, a supergrain called freekeh, slivered almonds and goat cheese.
Add the onion and almonds; cook for about 6 minutes, stirring a few times, until the onion has softened and the chicken is cooked through.
In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing.
Their four-tier red velvet and chocolate mousse and almond cake with raspberry mousse wedding cake was provided by La Cakerie in Towson.
No Central Valley almond, Los Angeles swimming pool, Palm Springs golf course, Fresno lawn, Nestle water bottle, Napa wine, Humboldt pot farm, or Merced River salmon is going to satisfy your craving for a culprit.
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate 1 1/12 cups confectioners’ sugar 2-3 tablespoons milk, soy milk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Melt butter and chocolate on low in microwave.
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Did You Know?
This nut is seed of a tree in the rose family, native to Southwest Asia. The tree grows somewhat larger and lives longer than the peach. It 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 flavoring extracts for foods and liqueurs. Almonds provide small amounts of protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins, and are high in fat.
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 centurySee Words from the same year
ALMOND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of almond for English Language Learners
: a nut that has a sweet flavor; also : the tree that produces almonds
ALMOND Defined for Kids
Definition of almond for Students
: a nut that is the edible kernel of a small tree related to the peach tree
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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