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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.

  2. almondnoun

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

  3. almondadjective

    brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Almondnoun

    The nut of the almond tree, either sweet or bitter.

    Etymology: amand, Fr. derived by Gilles Ménage from amandala, a word in low Latin; by others, from Allemand, a German; supposing that almonds come to France from Germany.

    Pound an almond, and the clear white colour will be altered into a dirty one, and the sweet taste into an oily one. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almondnoun

    the fruit of the almond tree

  2. Almondnoun

    the tree that bears the fruit; almond tree

  3. Almondnoun

    anything shaped like an almond

  4. Almondnoun

    one of the tonsils

  5. 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. dolman

  2. old man

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Samantha Heller:

    There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less( of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.

  3. Nikos Kazantzakis:

    Maybe you're right, boss. It all depends on the way you look at it. Look, one day I had gone to a little village. An old grandfather of ninety was busy planting an almond tree. 'What, grandad' I exclaimed. 'Planting an almond tree' and he, bent as he was, turned round and said, 'My son, I carry on as if I should never die.' I replied, 'And I carry on as if I was going to die any minute.' Which of us was right, boss

  4. Kelli McGrane:

    I like making chocolate chip cookie dough bites that are sweetened only with medjool dates, almond extract and mini dark chocolate chips.

  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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