almond

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English[edit]

Almonds (nuts).
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French almande, from Romance *amendla (with -l- in French and Spanish, probably by confusion with similar Arabic words), from Latin amygdala, from Ancient Greek ἀμυγδάλη (amugdala).

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almond (countable and uncountable, plural almonds)

  1. (countable) A type of tree nut.
  2. (countable) A small deciduous tree, Prunus dulcis, that produces almonds.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 3:
      In early March the almonds are in flower, delicately pink, and there are washes of bright daffodils beneath the orchard trees; you can see women gathering them for market.
  3. (uncountable) The colour of the kernel of an almond without its shell and thin seed coat, a creamy off-white colour.
    almond colour:    
  4. (uncountable) The color of an almond still covered by its skin, a shade of brown.
    almond colour:    

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Adjective[edit]

almond (comparative more almond, superlative most almond)

  1. Brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut.

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