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
And in a token gesture to modernity, chicken is also available on a Caesar or currant-almond salad.
Cooked over almond wood, ibérico pork reaches rustic heights accompanied by clams in a mustard-laced broth.
Almonds, sea salt and a dusting of Italian black truffles work together in this addictive snack, to serve with cocktails or to guard for selfish use.
For their bowls, the Dills make a base by blending acai puree with frozen fruit and either apple juice or almond milk.
Add chopped onion greens, almonds, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon coriander and salt to bowl; stir gently to combine.
Meanwhile, toss almonds, cashews, and remaining 1 Tbsp.
Two slices of foie gras torchon sit on same-size pieces of toasted brioche, elevating the protein above the pickled green strawberries, almond granola and scattered greens on the plate.
Pizzuto: Bananas and almond butter is an absolute fave of mine.
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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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