- the nutlike kernel of the fruit of either of two trees, Prunus dulcis (sweet almond) or P. dulcis amara (bitter almond), which grow in warm temperate regions.
- the tree itself.
- a delicate, pale tan.
- anything shaped like an almond, especially an ornament.
- of the color, taste, or shape of an almond.
- made or flavored with almonds: almond cookies.
Origin of almond
Examples from the Web for almond
This being a manifesto, there are a few moments when Almond sounds like a self-righteous crank.Has Football Jumped the Shark?
September 1, 2014
Our parents both had almond eyes, almost Asian-looking, and yet our ancestry was Irish and German.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
You can choose whatever base you want, but I usually go with two cups of coconut or almond milk.Four Fatty (But Healthy!) Power Meals to Fuel Your Day
March 3, 2014
The surprise really came—wrong word, perhaps—with the almond milk.
Was it really just almond milk, I wanted to know afterwards?
If the almond cream is too thin, mix in more pounded citron.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
At this moment the clan of retired oil and almond dealers arrived.The Fortune of the Rougons
Whip the cream to a stiff froth, and drop in the almond essence.The Skilful Cook
I have corn and olive trees, I have almond trees and vines and land, like any bourgeois.Doctor Pascal
If you will haue it to be excellent, graft it afterward vpon an Almond tree.A New Orchard And Garden
- a small widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Prunus amygdalus, that is native to W Asia and has pink flowers and a green fruit containing an edible nutlike seed
- the oval-shaped nutlike edible seed of this plant, which has a yellowish-brown shell
- (modifier) made of or containing almondsalmond cake Related adjectives: amygdaline, amygdaloid
- a pale yellowish-brown colour
- (as adjective)almond wallpaper
- Also called: almond green
- yellowish-green colour
- (as adjective)an almond skirt
- anything shaped like an almond nut
Word Origin and History for almond
c.1300, from Old French almande, amande, from Vulgar Latin *amendla, *amandula, from Latin amygdala (plural), from Greek amygdalos "an almond tree," of unknown origin, perhaps a Semitic word. Altered in Medieval Latin by influence of amandus "loveable," and acquiring in French an excrescent -l- perhaps from Spanish almendra "almond," which got it via confusion with the Arabic definite article al-, which formed the beginnings of many Spanish words. Applied to eyes shaped like almonds, especially of certain Asiatic peoples, from 1870.