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almond

/áhman/ [Trin. (Winer p.c.); OED different sp.] n. a tree, Terminalia catappa, or its fruit: 1827 The almond ... [is] common here (Culmer 32). 1936 I get up in one ammon tree (Dupuch 75). 1976 Our almond trees bear a fruit . . . oval in shape, with a thick skin which covered a seed almost as large as the fruit itself. In this seed is a kernel . . . like the commercial almonds that we now buy, but not as large (Eneas 12). = COUNTRY ALMOND (Gen.)

Tags: fruit, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-12-04 15:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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