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NOUN (2)

1. 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; cultivated in southern Australia and California;
[syn: almond, sweet almond, Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis]

2. oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Almond \Alm"ond\ ([aum]"m[u^]nd), n. [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf. Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.] 1. The fruit of the almond tree. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything shaped like an almond. Specifically: (Anat.) One of the tonsils. [1913 Webster] Almond oil, fixed oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds. Oil of bitter almonds, a poisonous volatile oil obtained from bitter almonds by maceration and distillation; benzoic aldehyde. Imitation oil of bitter almonds, nitrobenzene. Almond tree (Bot.), the tree bearing the almond. Almond willow (Bot.), a willow which has leaves that are of a light green on both sides; almond-leaved willow (Salix amygdalina). --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

almond n 1: 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; cultivated in southern Australia and California [syn: almond, sweet almond, Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis] 2: oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "almond": Brazil nut, almond paste, amande, amande douce, amandes mondees, bitter almond, blanched almonds, burnt almond, goober, goober pea, ground-pea, groundnut, kernel, meat, nigger toe, noisette, noix, nut, peanut, peanut butter, salted peanuts, sweet almond
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Almond a native of Syria and Palestine. In form, blossoms, and fruit it resembles the peach tree. Its blossoms are of a very pale pink colour, and appear before its leaves. Its Hebrew name, _shaked_, signifying "wakeful, hastening," is given to it on account of its putting forth its blossoms so early, generally in February, and sometimes even in January. In Eccl. 12:5, it is referred to as illustrative, probably, of the haste with which old age comes. There are others, however, who still contend for the old interpretation here. "The almond tree bears its blossoms in the midst of winter, on a naked, leafless stem, and these blossoms (reddish or flesh-coloured in the beginning) seem at the time of their fall exactly like white snow-flakes. In this way the almond blossom is a very fitting symbol of old age, with its silvery hair and its wintry, dry, barren, unfruitful condition." In Jer. 1:11 "I see a rod of an almond tree [shaked]...for I will hasten [shaked] my word to perform it" the word is used as an emblem of promptitude. Jacob desired his sons (Gen. 43:11) to take with them into Egypt of the best fruits of the land, almonds, etc., as a present to Joseph, probably because this tree was not a native of Egypt. Aaron's rod yielded almonds (Num. 17:8; Heb. 9:4). Moses was directed to make certain parts of the candlestick for the ark of carved work "like unto almonds" (Ex. 25:33, 34). The Hebrew word _luz_, translated "hazel" in the Authorized Version (Gen. 30:37), is rendered in the Revised Version "almond." It is probable that _luz_ denotes the wild almond, while _shaked_ denotes the cultivated variety.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Almond, NY -- U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 461 Housing Units (2000): 214 Land area (2000): 0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km) FIPS code: 01440 Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36 Location: 42.320483 N, 77.738557 W ZIP Codes (1990): 14804 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Almond, NY Almond
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Almond, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 459 Housing Units (2000): 199 Land area (2000): 1.031006 sq. miles (2.670294 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.031006 sq. miles (2.670294 sq. km) FIPS code: 01400 Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55 Location: 44.261279 N, 89.408854 W ZIP Codes (1990): 54909 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Almond, WI Almond