What is almond?

  • (noun): Small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California.
    Synonyms: sweet almond, Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis
    See also — Additional definitions below


The almond (Prunus dulcis, syn. Prunus amygdalus Batsch., Amygdalus communis L., Amygdalus dulcis Mill.), is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. "Almond" is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated shell (endocarp) surrounding the seed.

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More definitions of "almond":

  • (noun): Oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree.

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