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 for Amygdalus communis
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
        almonds.
  
     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) :

  Amygdalus communis
      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]

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