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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 ?
You'll be glad to spend another shilling or so, in almond cakes, I dare say?
Feeling himself so smitten, he imagined himself slain or badly wounded for certain, and recollecting his liquor he drew out his flask, and putting it to his mouth began to pour the contents into his stomach; but ere he had succeeded in swallowing what seemed to him enough, there came another almond which struck him on the hand and on the flask so fairly that it smashed it to pieces, knocking three or four teeth and grinders out of his mouth in its course, and sorely crushing two fingers of his hand.
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.
As once again To the Rainbow Skirt and Feather Jacket air She seems to dance, her face is fixed and calm, Though many tear-drops on an almond bough Fall, and recall the rains of spring.
His hands, of which he took little care, were the despair of Aramis, who cultivated his with almond paste and perfumed oil.
For all the impression he was likely to make on that vast interior, he might as well be a salted almond.
On this occasion he strolled away from his companion to pluck a sprig of almond blossom, which he carefully arranged in his buttonhole.
He laughed too, good-humouredly, and his almond eyes almost closed as he did so.
She took a salted almond from a silver dish by his side and smiled sweetly upon him.
Was that really the tinkling of a guitar, the perfume of almond and cherry blossom, floating to him down the warm wind?
They were men of medium height, with olive complexions and almond eyes.
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.