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al·mond

 (ä′mənd, äl′-, ôl′-)
n.
1.
a. A deciduous tree (Prunus dulcis) in the rose family, native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits.
b. The ellipsoidal kernel of this tree, either eaten as a nut or used for extraction of an oil for flavoring.
2. Any of several other plants, such as the Indian almond, especially those with fruits or seeds suggestive of the almond.
3. Something having the oval form of an almond.
4. A pale tan.

[Middle English almande, from Old French, from Late Latin amandula, alteration of Latin amygdala, from Greek amugdalē.]

almond

(ˈɑːmənd)
n
1. (Plants) a small widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Prunus amygdalus, that is native to W Asia and has pink flowers and a green fruit containing an edible nutlike seed
2. (Cookery) the oval-shaped nutlike edible seed of this plant, which has a yellowish-brown shell
3. (Cookery) (modifier) made of or containing almonds: almond cake.
4. (Colours)
a. a pale yellowish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): almond wallpaper.
5. (Colours)
a. yellowish-green colour
b. (as adjective): an almond skirt.
6. anything shaped like an almond nut
[C13: from Old French almande, from Medieval Latin amandula, from Latin amygdala, from Greek amugdalē]

al•mond

(ˈɑ mənd, ˈæm ənd; spelling pron. ˈæl mənd)

n.
1. the nutlike kernel of the fruit of either of two trees, Prunus dulcis, or P. dulcis amara (bitter almond), of the rose family.
2. the tree itself.
3. a pale tan.
4. anything shaped like an almond.
adj.
5. of the color, taste, or shape of an almond.
6. made or flavored with almonds: almond cookies.
[1250–1300; Middle English almande < Old French (dial.) alemande, < Late Latin amandula, < Greek amygdálē]
al′mond•like`, al′mond•y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.almond - small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hullalmond - 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
almond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
almond tree - any of several small bushy trees having pink or white blossoms and usually bearing nuts
jordan almond - variety of large almond from Malaga, Spain; used in confectionery
2.almond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond treealmond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Jordan almond - an almond covered with a sugar coating that is hard and flavored and colored
almond, Amygdalus communis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus dulcis, sweet almond - 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
drupe, stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube

almond

noun
Related words
adjectives amygdaline, amygdaloid
Translations
شَجَرَة اللَوْزلَوْزلَوز، لَوزَه
mandlemandloňmandlovník
mandelmandeltræ
بادام
mantelimantelipuu
badem
mandula
mandlamöndlutré
アーモンド
아몬드
migdolas
mandelemandeļkoks
migdalmigdală
mandelj
mandel
เมล็ดอัลมอนด์
badembadem içi
بادام
quả hạnh

almond

[ˈɑːmənd]
A. N (= nut) → almendra f; (= tree) → almendro m
B. ADJ an almond tasteun sabor a almendra
C. CPD [essence, extract] → de almendra(s)
almond oil Naceite m de almendra
almond paste Npasta f de almendras
almond tree Nalmendro m

almond

[ˈɑːmənd] namande f chopped almonds, ground almonds, flaked almonds, almond tree, almond oil, almond essence, almond paste, almond extract, almond-shapedalmond essence nessence f d'amandealmond extract nextrait m d'amandealmond oil nhuile f d'amandealmond paste npâte f d'amandealmond-shaped [ˈɑːməndʃeɪpt] adj [eyes] → en amandealmond tree namandier m

almond

nMandel f; (= tree)Mandelbaum m

almond

in cpdsMandel-;
almond-eyed
adjmandeläugig
almond oil
nMandelöl nt
almond paste
nMarzipanmasse f
almond-shaped

almond

[ˈɑːmənd] n (nut) → mandorla (also almond tree) → mandorlo

almond

(ˈaːmənd) noun
1. (also almond tree) a kind of tree related to the peach.
2. the kernel of its fruit. The cake had raisins and almonds in it.

almond

لَوْز mandle mandel Mandel αμύγδαλο almendra manteli amande badem mandorla アーモンド 아몬드 amandel mandel migdał amêndoa миндаль mandel เมล็ดอัลมอนด์ badem quả hạnh 杏仁

almond

n. almendra.
References in classic literature ?
Tulliver, pleadingly, "drink your wine, and let me give you some almonds and raisins.
We take soup, then wait a few minutes for the fish; a few minutes more and the plates are changed, and the roast beef comes; another change and we take peas; change again and take lentils; change and take snail patties (I prefer grasshoppers); change and take roast chicken and salad; then strawberry pie and ice cream; then green figs, pears, oranges, green almonds, etc.
Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a table, on which were plates of raisins, walnuts, and almonds.
It was only how to put a core of truth within the ornaments, that every sugarplum, in fact, might have an almond or caraway seed in it -- though I hold that almonds are most wholesome without the sugar -- and not how the inhabitant, the indweller, might build truly within and without, and let the ornaments take care of themselves.
His pockets all bulged out with almonds and raisins and an orange that he had secured for her from the very fine dinner which had been given that day up at his father's house.
said Planchet, "if it is so, we must not despair for that; you shall become a grocer with me; I shall take you for my partner, we will share the profits, and if there should be no more profits, well, why then we shall share the almonds, raisins and prunes, and we will nibble together the last quarter of Dutch cheese.
For his background he has chosen, has made his own and conveys very vividly to his readers, a district of France, gloomy, in spite of its almonds, its [123] oil and wine, but certainly grandiose.
Coquenard rose and took from a buffet a piece of cheese, some preserved quinces, and a cake which she had herself made of almonds and honey.
His gentle, soothing words and smiles were as soothing and softening as almond oil.
A mist cloud hanging at the river's brim, Pink almond flowers along the purple bough, A hut rose-girdled under moon-swept skies, A painted bridge half-seen in shadows dim, -- These are the splendours of the poor, and thou, O wine of spring, the vintage of the wise.
I no longer felt the weight of my clothing, or of my shoes, of my reservoir of air, or my thick helmet, in the midst of which my head rattled like an almond in its shell.
He laughed too, good-humouredly, and his almond eyes almost closed as he did so.