I. noun 1. the oval edible nut-like seed (kernel) of the almond tree, growing in a woody shell, widely used as food. 2. (also almond tree) — the tree that produces almonds, related to the peach and plum. Native to western Asia, it is widely cultivated in warm climates.● Prunus dulcis or P. amygdalus, family Rosaceae.
– origin Middle English: from Old French alemande, from medieval Latin amandula, from Greek amugdalē.