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Meaning of almond

al•mond

Pronunciation: (ä'mund, am'und spelling pron. al'mund), [key]
— n.
  1. the nutlike kernel of the fruit of either of two trees, Prunus dulcisor P. dulcis amarawhich grow in warm temperate regions.
  2. the tree itself.
  3. a delicate, pale tan.
  4. anything shaped like an almond, esp. an ornament.
—adj.
  1. of the color, taste, or shape of an almond.
  2. made or flavored with almonds: almond cookies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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