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Jordan almond

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noun
  1. a large, hard-shelled, Spanish almond used especially in confectionery.
  2. an almond with a hard, colored coating of sugar.

Origin of Jordan almond

1400–50; alteration of late Middle English jardyne almaund garden almond; see jardiniere
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Jordan almond

noun
  1. a large variety of Spanish almond used in confectionery
  2. a sugar-coated almond

Word Origin

C15: by folk etymology from earlier jardyne almaund, literally: garden almond, from Old French jardin garden
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