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ˈɑ mənd, ˈæm ənd; spelling pron. ˈæl məndal·mond

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. almond, sweet almond, Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communisnoun

    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

  2. almondnoun

    oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

Wiktionary

  1. almondnoun

    A type of tree nut.

    Etymology: From almande, from Romanic * (with -l- in French and Spanish, probably by confusion with similar Arabic words), from amygdala, from ἀμυγδάλη.

  2. almondnoun

    A small deciduous tree, Prunus dulcis, that produces almonds.

    Etymology: From almande, from Romanic * (with -l- in French and Spanish, probably by confusion with similar Arabic words), from amygdala, from ἀμυγδάλη.

  3. almondadjective

    brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut

    Etymology: From almande, from Romanic * (with -l- in French and Spanish, probably by confusion with similar Arabic words), from amygdala, from ἀμυγδάλη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almondnoun

    the fruit of the almond tree

    Etymology: [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf. Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]

  2. Almondnoun

    the tree that bears the fruit; almond tree

    Etymology: [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf. Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]

  3. Almondnoun

    anything shaped like an almond

    Etymology: [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf. Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]

  4. Almondnoun

    one of the tonsils

    Etymology: [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf. Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]

Freebase

  1. Almond

    The almond, is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. "Almond" is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated shell surrounding the seed. The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are sold shelled, or unshelled. Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Almond

    ä′mund, n. the fruit of the almond-tree.—n.pl. Almonds (ä′mundz), the tonsils or glands of the throat, so called from their resemblance to the fruit of the almond-tree. [O. Fr. almande (Fr. amande)—L. amygdalum—Gr. amygdalē.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of almond in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of almond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of almond in a Sentence

  1. Mike Leach:

    Then if you go chocolate, probably Almond Joy.

  2. Kranthi Kumar:

    If you have an unsweetened version and sweetened version of almond milk, the sweetened version might not necessarily have more almonds in it. But, for sure, it will have added sugar in it.

  3. Ed Casey:

    David Phippen said David Phippen grandfather paid a premium price for hundreds of acres in the 1930s because it came with ironclad senior water rights. David Phippen said David Phippen takes those rights to the bank when David Phippen needs loans to replant almond orchards or install new irrigation lines. David Phippen fears that state officials are tampering with a system that has worked for years. In the water world, the pre-1914 rights were considered to be gold.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

  5. Alfonso Perez:

    While surviving in 100 beehives on Hickenbottom’s property, the insects were owned and maintained by Alfonso Perez. He leases the property during the winter, and Alfonso Perez leases the beehives to pollinate almond trees throughout California. Somebody came here, and tipped over all the boxes, and sprayed them with diesel fuel, it killed a whole bunch of bees.

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