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 for Almond
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Almond \Alm"ond\ ([aum]"m[u^]nd), n. [OE. almande, almaunde,
     alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf.
     Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]
     1. The fruit of the almond tree.
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     Note: The different kinds, as bitter, sweet, thin-shelled,
           thick-shelled almonds, and Jordan almonds, are the
           products of different varieties of the one species,
           Amygdalus communis, a native of the Mediterranean
           region and western Asia.
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     2. The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
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     3. Anything shaped like an almond. Specifically: (Anat.) One
        of the tonsils.
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     Almond oil, fixed oil expressed from sweet or bitter
     Oil of bitter almonds, a poisonous volatile oil obtained
        from bitter almonds by maceration and distillation;
        benzoic aldehyde.
     Imitation oil of bitter almonds, nitrobenzene.
     Almond tree (Bot.), the tree bearing the almond.
     Almond willow (Bot.), a willow which has leaves that are of
        a light green on both sides; almond-leaved willow ({Salix
        amygdalina). --Shenstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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 [syn: almond, sweet almond,
           Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis]
      2: oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "almond":
     Brazil nut, almond paste, amande, amande douce, amandes mondees,
     bitter almond, blanched almonds, burnt almond, goober, goober pea,
     ground-pea, groundnut, kernel, meat, nigger toe, noisette, noix,
     nut, peanut, peanut butter, salted peanuts, sweet almond

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a native of Syria and Palestine. In form, blossoms, and fruit it
     resembles the peach tree. Its blossoms are of a very pale pink
     colour, and appear before its leaves. Its Hebrew name, _shaked_,
     signifying "wakeful, hastening," is given to it on account of
     its putting forth its blossoms so early, generally in February,
     and sometimes even in January. In Eccl. 12:5, it is referred to
     as illustrative, probably, of the haste with which old age
     comes. There are others, however, who still contend for the old
     interpretation here. "The almond tree bears its blossoms in the
     midst of winter, on a naked, leafless stem, and these blossoms
     (reddish or flesh-coloured in the beginning) seem at the time of
     their fall exactly like white snow-flakes. In this way the
     almond blossom is a very fitting symbol of old age, with its
     silvery hair and its wintry, dry, barren, unfruitful condition."
     In Jer. 1:11 "I see a rod of an almond tree [shaked]...for I
     will hasten [shaked] my word to perform it" the word is used as
     an emblem of promptitude. Jacob desired his sons (Gen. 43:11) to
     take with them into Egypt of the best fruits of the land,
     almonds, etc., as a present to Joseph, probably because this
     tree was not a native of Egypt. Aaron's rod yielded almonds
     (Num. 17:8; Heb. 9:4). Moses was directed to make certain parts
     of the candlestick for the ark of carved work "like unto
     almonds" (Ex. 25:33, 34). The Hebrew word _luz_, translated
     "hazel" in the Authorized Version (Gen. 30:37), is rendered in
     the Revised Version "almond." It is probable that _luz_ denotes
     the wild almond, while _shaked_ denotes the cultivated variety.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Almond, NY -- U.S. village in New York
     Population (2000):    461
     Housing Units (2000): 214
     Land area (2000):     0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01440
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             42.320483 N, 77.738557 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     14804
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Almond, NY

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Almond, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    459
     Housing Units (2000): 199
     Land area (2000):     1.031006 sq. miles (2.670294 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.031006 sq. miles (2.670294 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01400
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             44.261279 N, 89.408854 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     54909
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Almond, WI

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