almond /ˈɑːmənd/


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.

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