American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Prunus dulcis), native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits.
- n. The ellipsoidal kernel of this tree, either eaten as a nut or used for extraction of an oil for flavoring.
- n. Any of several other plants, such as the Indian almond, especially those with fruits or seeds suggestive of the almond.
- n. Something having the oval form of almond.
- n. A pale tan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stone or kernel of the fruit of Prunus (Amygdalus) communis, the almond-tree (which see). There are two kinds, the sweet and the bitter. Sweet almonds are a favorite nut. They are the source of almond-oil, and an emulsion made from them is used in medicine. The best, from Malaga, are known as Jordan almonds. Bitter almonds are smaller, and yield, besides almond-oil and an azotized substance called
emulsin(found also in sweet almonds), a bitter crystalline principle called amygdalin, which when mixed with emulsin is decomposed, producing hydrocyanic acid and bitter-almond oil.
- n. Anything shaped like an almond; an ornament in the shape of an almond; specifically, a piece of rock-crystal used in adorning branched candlesticks.
- n. countable A type of tree nut.
- n. countable A small deciduous tree, Prunus dulcis, that produces almonds.
- n. uncountable The colour of the kernel of an almond without its shell and thin seed coat, a creamy off-white colour.
- n. uncountable The color of an almond still covered by its skin, a shade of brown.
- adj. Brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The fruit of the almond tree.
- n. The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
- n. (Anat.) Anything shaped like an almond. One of the tonsils.
- n. small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
- n. oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
- From Old French almande, from Romanic *amendla (with -l- in French and Spanish, probably by confusion with similar Arabic words), from Latin amygdala, from Ancient Greek ἀμυγδάλη (amugdala). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English almande, from Old French, from Late Latin amandula, alteration of Latin amygdala, from Greek amugdalē. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The almond is found in savory dishes such as almond soup, almond mole and picadillo, and in desserts like almond flan, cookies, and even almond rompope, a traditional Christmas beverage.”
“It is a thin almond biscuit, curved like a roman tile.”
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