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Definition of "almond" []

  • A deciduous tree (Prunus dulcis), native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits. (noun)
  • The ellipsoidal kernel of this tree, either eaten as a nut or used for extraction of an oil for flavoring. (noun)
  • Any of several other plants, such as the Indian almond, especially those with fruits or seeds suggestive of the almond. (noun)
  • Something having the oval form of an almond. (noun)
  • A pale tan. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "almond" in a sentence
  • "Their action was intended as a play on the word "almond" in French - amande, which is close to the word "fine" - amende."
  • "The almond is found in savory dishes such as almond soup, almond mole and picadillo, and in desserts like almond flan, cookies, and even almond rompope, a traditional Christmas beverage."
  • "It is a thin almond biscuit, curved like a roman tile."