meaning of almond

almond meaning in General Dictionary

The fresh fruit of almond tree

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  • tiny bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having quite green flowers and very prized delicious peanuts enclosed in a tough green hull; developed in south Australian Continent and Ca
  • oval-shaped delicious seed of almond tree
  • The good fresh fruit associated with almond tree.
  • The tree that holds the fruit; almond tree.
  • Everything formed like an almond.
  • one of many tonsils.

almond meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French almande, amande, from Vulgar Latin *amendla, *amandula, from Latin amygdala (plural), from Greek amygdalos "an almond tree," which can be of unidentified origin, maybe a Semitic word. Altered in Medieval Latin by impact of amandus "loveable," and obtaining in French an excrescent -l- possibly from Spanish almendra "almond," which first got it via confusion using Arabic definite article al-, which formed the origins of many Spanish terms. Placed on eyes shaped like almonds, specifically of specific Asiatic individuals, from 1870.

almond meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The good fresh fruit of the almond tree.

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  • (n.) The tree that bears the good fresh fruit; almond tree.
  • (letter.) Anything shaped like an almond.
  • (letter.) The tonsils.

Sentence Examples with the word almond

Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.

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