Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A species of Prunus, P. communis, producing the almond.

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Examples

  • I followed a narrow path through luscious rows of tomatoes and eggplants, skirting the well and bending to avoid the almond-tree branches, heavy with flowers or fruit.

    Patrizia Chen: Pots And Pans

  • I followed a narrow path through luscious rows of tomatoes and eggplants, skirting the well and bending to avoid the almond-tree branches, heavy with flowers or fruit.

    Patrizia Chen: Pots And Pans

  • QABATIYA, West Bank -- Striding atop a patch of brown earth he rents here, Sadiq Nazal plucks leaves from one of the 200,000 almond-tree saplings he has planted this season in neat rows across a sun-drenched plain.

    In West Bank, Checkpoints

  • Mr. Nazal estimates it would take three years for his business to return to normal even if his almond-tree gamble pays off and travel restrictions are lifted.

    In West Bank, Checkpoints

  • Courtesy of Sadiq Nazal Palestinian workers at a nursery outside of Jenin plant thousands of almond-tree seedlings in plastic sleeves last December.

    In West Bank, Checkpoints

  • [60] The word L+W+Z+ (Luz) signifies an almond-tree, and the town may have derived this name from the fact that almond-trees abounded in the neighborhood.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • A tardy almond-tree was stirring its tower of bloom in the sunshine up there; oranges were reddening on an overhanging bough, whose wreaths of snowy sweetness made the air a passionate delight; a luscious fruit dropped, with all its royal gloss, into the river beside her, and she could not put out a hand to catch it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865

  • The almond-tree flourishes; those that look out at the windows begin to be darkened; but the keepers of the house stand firm, and all the wheels and springs discharge their office, though more heavily; there is no judging of my days by present appearances.

    The Power of Faith Exemplified In The Life And Writings Of The Late Mrs. Isabella Graham.

  • This edifying publication, which put the laughers on his side, was followed by a different sort of work, which came near producing on this budding reputation the effect of an April frost upon an almond-tree in blossom.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • Almost enclosed by the wild olive, the cactus, the clematis, and the almond-tree, is a very singular and isolated granite rock, called Napoleon's grotto, which seems to have resisted the decomposition which has taken place around.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 263, Supplementary Number (1827)

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