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.
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’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ari Meisel|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The surprise really came—wrong word, perhaps—with the almond milk.
Was it really just almond milk, I wanted to know afterwards?
March would be a glorious month in Provence if it were only for the almond blossom.A Spring Walk in Provence|Archibald Marshall
At one time it brought up in the mud a small stone half the size of an almond; and at another a fragment as large as a brick.The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph|Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
Her almond eyes were of some fantastic shade of sapphire-blue with deep gray twilights in them and sea-green laughters.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
Flavor with lemon, almond or vanilla flavoring and spread on cake.
The musky daughter of the Nile, with plaited hair and almond eyes.The Quiver, 1/1900|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for almond
- a pale yellowish-brown colour
- (as adjective)almond wallpaper
- yellowish-green colour
- (as adjective)an almond skirt
Word Origin for almond
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.