almond

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n almond oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree
    • n almond 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate
    • Almond (Anat) Anything shaped like an almond.
    • Almond The fruit of the almond tree.
    • Almond The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Almonds are members of the peach family
    • n almond The stone or kernel of the fruit of Prunus (Amygdalus) communis, the almond-tree (which see). There are two kinds, the sweet and the bitter. Sweet almonds are a favorite nut. They are the source of almond-oil, and an emulsion made from them is used in medicine. The best, from Malaga, are known as Jordan almonds. Bitter almonds are smaller, and yield, besides almond-oil and an azotized substance called emulsin (found also in sweet almonds), a bitter crystalline principle called amygdalin, which when mixed with emulsin is decomposed, producing hydrocyanic acid and bitter-almond oil.
    • n almond Anything shaped like an almond; an ornament in the shape of an almond; specifically, a piece of rock-crystal used in adorning branched candlesticks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.
    • n Almond ä′mund the fruit of the almond-tree
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Quotations

  • Nikos Kazantzakis
    Nikos Kazantzakis
    “I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing, but cabbage with a college education.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf. Sp. almendra,. Cf. Amygdalate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. almande (Fr. amande)—L. amygdalum—Gr. amygdalē.

Usage

In literature:

Carbonate of potassa, twenty grains; milk of almonds, three ounces; oil of sassafras, three drops.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
He answered "Yes," and his almond-shaped eyes became impenetrable.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
He sat upon the edge of the island, the extreme western coast, fishing for eels, with a string, a bent pin and a salted almond.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Cocoanuts, almonds and English walnuts are the most nutritious.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Some early attention in these Eastern States has been paid to the almond, another foreign species.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Almond soup is an excellent substitute for beef-tea for convalescents.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
The flavour is mild and resembles almond.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Inspector Val sniffed the air inquisitively, and got just the faintest odor of bitter almonds.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
A few almond and chestnut trees are grown there, but the demand for them is very light.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Lettuce, shredded sweet peppers or pimentos, and sliced pecan nuts or almonds.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
Our digestion experiments show the following results: for protein digestion of nuts, almond 89%, peanut 84%, pine nut 89%, Eng.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The almond trees were in bloom.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Last summer I also had about a peck of hard shell almonds from my two trees that were planted in 1927.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
An almond out of its shell, a peach-kernel, and an apple-pip are also clear and perfect, though varied types.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
On the other hand, General Almond reported, infantry elements were unable to close with the enemy and destroy him.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
She had, besides, a passion for cracking almonds.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
The Almonds used in the United States come chiefly from southern Europe, although they are successfully raised in California.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Two pounds of almonds or other nut meats which might be purchased at the same cost, would yield twice as much and better food.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The almond tree is also so precarious, that none can depend for subsistence on its produce, but persons of capital.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He picked up an almond shell from the serving tray, and threw it at Fraeulein Varini.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
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In poetry:

The river wound its way along
Beside yon almond tree;
And ever its evening song
It sang to you;
It sang to me.
"Memory" by Leon Gellert
Would I could see you, native land,
Where lilacs and the almond stand
Behind fields flowering to the strand--
But no!
"The Exile’s Desire" by Victor Marie Hugo
And when I mark the cheek, wkere once
The bright rose used to glow,
It grieves me not to see instead
The almond crown my brow.
"I'm Growing Old" by Anonymous Americas
And almond trees in bloom, and oleanders,
Or a wide purple sea,
Of plain-land gorgeous with a lovely poison,
The evil Darling pea.
"Colour" by Dorothea Mackellar
The almond groves of Samarcand,
Bokhara, where red lilies blow,
And Oxus, by whose yellow sand
The grave white-turbaned merchants go:
"Ave Imperatrix" by Oscar Wilde
White as an almond are thy shoulders;
As new almonds stripped from the husk.
They guard thee not with eunuchs;
Not with bars of copper.
"Dance Figure" by Ezra Pound

In news:

A hummingbird treats himself to something sweet at St Lucia's Almond Resort Smuggler's Cove resort.
1/4 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds.
The Lipinski is the third Stradivari violin to come to Almond via long-term loan.
Cup finely chopped walnuts or chopped slivered almonds.
Stull , 82, of Almond, died Friday, Nov 9, 2012.
Stull , 82, of Almond died Friday (Nov. 9, 2012) with Paula, his wife of 60 years, by his side.
Stull , 82, of Almond died Friday, Nov 9, 2012 with Paula, his wife of sixty years, by his side.
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Ounce falernum (a sweet almond-ginger syrup).
This almond and herb topping is vibrant and flavorful, and the toasted sliced almonds add some nice crunch.
Serve with sautéed broccolini and farro tossed with toasted almonds.
The flavor derives mainly from the almonds, which are toasted when the meringue layers are baked before the torte is assembled.
The toasting brings out the roasted-almond flavor that pairs well with the gin-spiked lemon buttercream.
A little slice of coconut-almond- toffee -chocolate heaven in a tart.
2 sticks butter, softened1 cup packed dark brown sugar1 large egg, separated2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup slivered or sliced almonds.
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In science:

If one pictures the two colliding nuclei as two spheres that smash into each other off-center, the part that actually interacts and gets stopped in the center-of-momentum frame is spatially deformed like an egg or almond whose long axis is oriented perpendicular to the reaction plane.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
After thermalization of the fireball matter inside that almond, the pressure gradient is larger in the short direction than in the long direction of the almond, so the matter is ejected with larger acceleration in the short direction.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
In this work, the almond shape is transformed to a circle with the same area. a⊥ is the transverse acceleration of quark-gluon plasma, which is set to 0.1 c2/ fm .
$R_{AA}$ of $J/\psi$ near mid-rapidity in heavy ion collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV
AM is an almond-shape structure located in the medial temporal lobe which is known to be crucial in the processing of emotions, especially fear, and in the recognition of emotional expressions in human faces.
Asymmetric random matrices: What do we need them for?
The majestic face, with the almond shaped eye and the elegant profile, has a pensive expression which reveals the solemnity of the moment.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
At φ=0 the data indicate that Rout < Rside consistent with the almond shape of the initial collision zone.
Review of Nuclear Reactions at the AGS
In transverse direction, perpendicularly to the beam axis, the reaction volume will be almond shaped for non-zero impact parameter.
First Hints of Jet Quenching at RHIC
For a peripheral collision, in which the two nuclei only partially overlap, an “almond” is formed in the plane perpendicular to the reaction plane.
Theory at Quark Matter '02
The elliptic flow, in the initial almond-shaped collision zone.
Deconfinement
As the centre-of-mass energy increases, the nuclear matter in the almond-shaped overlap region of the incoming nuclei is increasingly compressed in the collision.
Predictions for the LHC heavy ion programme
Further increasing √sN N , the spectators are then fast enough to free the way, leaving behind at mid-rapidity an almond-shaped azimuthally asymmetric region of dense QCD matter.
Predictions for the LHC heavy ion programme
We dont understand its physics: but if so this is very important at very early stages, for most peripheral collisions (thin almond), affecting the famous v2 (centrality) curves on which hydro results are heavily based.
Quark-Gluon Plasma - New Frontiers
Another challenge is to test if the effective viscosity is indeed decreasing with increasing gradients as AdS/CFT nontrivially indicate : it can be inferred from elliptic flow at more peripheral collisions (thinner “almond”).
Quark-Gluon Plasma - New Frontiers
At heavy ion colliders, in off-center collisions, (impact parameter b (cid:54)= 0), the heated overlap region is almond shaped.
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Non-perturbative QCD
Either free streaming washes out the ‘almond’, or else collective interactions result in an anisotropy of detected particles with respect to the interaction plane.
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Non-perturbative QCD
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