Almond

The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed (which is not a true nut) inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are sold shelled (i.e., after the shells are removed), or unshelled (i.e., with the shells still attached). Blanched almonds are shelled almonds t...
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almond

(Prunus dulcis), tree native to southwestern Asia and its edible seed, or nut. The nuts are of two types, sweet and bitter. Sweet almonds are the ... [2 related articles]
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Almond

(Prunus) Prunus is the botanical name for a large group of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. These popular plants are greatly valued for their delicious, edible fruits, gorgeous spring blossoms and some, for their colorful foliage; some varieties are grown for decoration alone, since all do not produce edible fruits. Numerous varieties have...
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almond

[n] - small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull 2. [n] - oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
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Almond

• (n.) Anything shaped like an almond. • (n.) One of the tonsils. • (n.) The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree. • (n.) The fruit of the almond tree.
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almond

noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
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Almond

Alm'ond (√§'mŭnd) noun [ Middle English almande , almaunde , alemaunde , French amande , Latin amygdala , from Greek 'amygda`lh : confer Spanish almendra . Confer Amygdalate .] 1. The fruit of the almond tree. » The d...
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almond

1. The fruit of the almond tree. ... The different kinds, as bitter, sweet, thin-shelled, thick-shelled almonds, and Jordan almonds, are the products of different varieties of the one species, Amygdalus communis, a native of the Mediterranean region and western Asia. ... 2. The tree bears the fruit; almond tree. ... 3. Anything shaped like an almon...
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almond

almond, name for a small tree (Prunus amygdalus) of the family Rosaceae (rose family) and for the nutlike, edible seed of its drupe fruit. The “nuts” of sweet-almond varieties are eaten raw or roasted and are pressed to obtain almond oil. Bitter-almond varieties also yield oil, from whic...
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Almond

The almond (Prunus dulcis, formerly Amygdalus communis) is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to the Caucasus region, of the family Rosaceae with a smooth reddish coloured bark, spreading branches and alternate, stalked, rectangular to lanceolate, glossy and finely serrate leaves. The almond grows usually to the height of six meters, and is aki...
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almond

Tree related to the peach and apricot. Dessert almonds, which can be eaten whole, are the kernels of the fruit of the sweet variety Prunus amygdalus dulcis, which is also used to produce a low-cholesterol cooking oil. Oil of bitter almonds, from the variety P. amygdalu...
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