The fresh fruit of almond tree
- 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.
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.
(n.) The good fresh fruit of the almond tree.
- (n.) The tree that bears the good fresh fruit; almond tree.
- (letter.) Anything shaped like an almond.
- (letter.) The tonsils.
Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.