(countable) A type of tree nut.
* c. 1430' (reprinted '''1888 ), Thomas Austin, ed., ''Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms. 553, & Douce ms. 55 [Early English Text Society, Original Series; 91], London:
374760, page 11:
* 1962' (quoting '''1381 text), (Hans Kurath) & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., ''(Middle English Dictionary) , Ann Arbor, Mich.: (University of Michigan Press), , page 1242:
- Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke
(countable) A small deciduous tree in family Rosaceae, Prunus dulcis , that produces almonds.
* 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 3:
- 773;', '''d?r?''' adj. & n. toste wyte bred and do yt in dischis, and god ' Almande mylk.
Other plants that produce almond-like nuts:
# , an ornamental shrub in family Rosaceae
# , a North American shrub in family Rosaceae
# , North American shrub in family Rosaceae
# , in family Combretaceae
# , in family Proteaceae
(uncountable) The colour of the kernel of an almond without its shell and thin seed coat, a creamy off-white colour.
- 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.
(uncountable) The color of an almond still covered by its skin, a shade of brown.
- (color panel)
Anything shaped like an almond; specifically, (anatomy, archaic) a tonsil.
* 1828 , David Craigie, Elements of General and Pathological Anatomy
- The next set are shorter, and are more contracted or acuminated at their posterior end, where they are contiguous to the almonds or tonsils.
Brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut.
Resembling an almond or some aspect of one.
- Cyanide has an almondlike smell.