Jordan almond


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Jordan almond

n.
1. A large variety of almond from Málaga, Spain, used widely in confections.
2. An almond with a hard, colored, flavored sugar coating.

[By folk etymology from Middle English jardin almaund : Old French jardin, garden; see jardinière + almande, almond; see almond.]
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Jordan almond

n
1. (Plants) a large variety of Spanish almond used in confectionery
2. (Cookery) a sugar-coated almond
[C15: by folk etymology from earlier jardyne almaund, literally: garden almond, from Old French jardin garden]
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Jor′dan al′mond


n.
1. a hard-shelled Spanish almond used esp. in confectionery.
2. an almond with a hard sugar coating.
[1400–50; alter. of late Middle English jardyne almaund garden almond; see jardiniere]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jordan almond - variety of large almond from Malaga, Spain; used in confectionery
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
2.Jordan almond - an almond covered with a sugar coating that is hard and flavored and colored
almond - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
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"At the the banquet of literature, gossip is the Jordan almond: It's colorful and faux, and you either love it or hate it."
This decadent pie is perfect for Easter when garnished with white, light, and dark chocolate-covered almonds resembling tiny Easter eggs or pastel-colored Jordan almond eggs nestled in a chocolate shavings nest on sweetened whipped cream.
Jelly beans: People aren't quite sure where the jelly bean originated, but some think it was based on a soft, chewy Middle Eastern sweet called Turkish delight and the hard candy shell of Jordan almonds. William Shraft, a Boston-based confectioner, may have coined the phrase "jelly bean" when he urged people to send these sweets to Union soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
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But the list is endless: Brazil nuts are still imported from Brazil but Jordan almonds have nothing to do with the River Jordan.