• (RP) IPA: /ˈɑː(l).mənd/, /ˈɔː(l).mənd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɑ(l).mənd/, /ˈæ(l).mənd/


  1. (countable) A type of tree nut.
  2. (countable) A small deciduous tree in family Rosaceae, Prunus dulcis, that produces predominantly sweet almonds.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 3:
      In early March the almonds are in flower, delicately pink, and there are washes of bright daffodils beneath the orchard trees; you can see women gathering them for market.
  3. Other plants that produce almond-like nuts:
    1. Prunus dulcis var. amara, bitter almond, a variety that only produces bitter fruits
      Synonyms: bitter almond
    2. Prunus japonica, flowering almond, an ornamental shrub in family Rosaceae
    3. Prunus andersonii, desert almond, a North American shrub in family Rosaceae
    4. Prunus fasciculata, desert range almond or wild almond, North American shrub in family Rosaceae
    5. Terminalia catappa, Indian almond or tropical almond, in family Combretaceae
    6. Brabejum stellatifolium, wild almond or bitter almond, in family Proteaceae
      Synonyms: bitter almond
  4. (uncountable) The colour of the kernel of an almond without its shell and thin seed coat, a creamy off-white colour.
  5. (uncountable) The color of an almond still covered by its skin, a shade of brown.
  6. Anything shaped like an almond; specifically, (anatomy, archaic) a tonsil.
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  1. Brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut.
  • German: mandelfarben, mandelfarbig
  • Portuguese: amendoado

Proper noun
  1. Surname
    Marc Almond (born 1957), English musician
  2. A river in Scotland, which empties into the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh.

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