Pronunciation: (ä'mund, am'und; spelling pron. al'mund), [key]
1. the nutlike kernel of the fruit of either of two trees, Prunus dulcis (sweet almond) or P. dulcis amara (bitter almond), which grow in warm temperate regions.
2. the tree itself.
3. a delicate, pale tan.
4. anything shaped like an almond, esp. an ornament.
1. of the color, taste, or shape of an almond.
2. made or flavored with almonds: almond cookies.
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