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Brewer's: Almond Tree

Grey hairs. The Preacher thus describes old age: “In the day when the keepers of the house (the hands) shall tremble, and the strong men (the legs) bow themselves, and the grinders (the…

almond

(Encyclopedia) 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…

Aaron's-rod

(Encyclopedia) Aaron's-rod, popular name for several tall-flowering, infrequently branching plants, such as goldenrod and mullein. The name is an allusion to the rod that Aaron placed before the…

Paxoí

(Encyclopedia) Paxoí päks´ or Paxospk´ss, island (1991 pop. 2,175), c.7 sq mi (18 sq km), NW Greece, in the Ionian Sea; one of the Ionian Islands. Olive oil, citrus fruits, and almonds are…

Kálimnos

(Encyclopedia) Kálimnos kä´lmnôs, mountainous island (1991 pop. 15,706), 41 sq mi (106 sq km), SE Greece, one of the Dodecanese, 11 mi (18 km) off the coast of Asia Minor. A sponge-fishing center,…

tabun

(Encyclopedia) tabun tä´bn, liquid chemical compound used as a nerve gas. It boils at 240&degC; with some decomposition. The liquid is colorless to brownish; its vapors have a fruity odor…

Andria

(Encyclopedia) Andria än´drä, city (1991 pop. 90,063), in Apulia, S Italy. It is an agricultural and service center, handling wine, olives, and almonds. Andria was founded in the 11th cent. It was a…

Woodland

(Encyclopedia) Woodland, city (1990 pop. 39,802), seat of Yolo co., N central Calif., in a fertile farm area yielding tomatoes, wheat, rice, beans, vegetables, walnuts, almonds, melons, safflower,…

Algarve

(Encyclopedia) Algarve lgär´v, historic province, 1,958 sq mi (5,070 sq km), extreme S Portugal, coextensive with Faro dist. The capital is Faro, and other important cities are Silves, Portimão,…

Aaron

(Encyclopedia) Aaron âr´n, in the Bible, the brother of Moses and his spokesman in Egypt, and the first high priest of the Hebrews. He is presented as the instrument of God in performing many signs…