almond

(redirected from almond extract)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

almond,

name for a small tree (Prunus amygdalus) of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
..... Click the link for more information.
 family) and for the nutlike, edible seed of its drupe fruit. The "nuts" of sweet-almond varieties are eaten raw or roasted and are pressed to obtain almond oil. Bitter-almond varieties also yield oil, from which the poisonous prussic acid is removed in the extraction process. Almond oil is used for flavoring, in soaps and cosmetics, and medicinally as a demulcent. The tree, native to central Asia and perhaps the Mediterranean, is now cultivated principally in the Middle East, Italy, Spain, Greece, and (chiefly the sweet varieties) California, which now produces over 70% of the world crop. It closely resembles the peach, of which it may be an ancestor, except that the fruit is fleshless. The flowering almonds (e.g., P. triloba) are pink- to white-blossomed shrubs also native to central Asia; like the similar and closely related pink-blossomed almond, they are widely cultivated as ornamentals. Several Asian types are known as myrobalan, a name applied also to the cherry plum, with which flowering almonds are sometimes hybridized. The beauty of the almond in bud, blossom, and fruit gave motif to sacred and ornamental carving. In the Middle East the tree breaks into sudden bloom in January, and in some of the region it has come to symbolize beauty and revival. The rod of Aaron in the Bible (see Aaron's-rodAaron's-rod,
popular name for several tall-flowering, infrequently branching plants, such as goldenrod and mullein. The name is an allusion to the rod that Aaron placed before the ark and that miraculously blossomed and bore almonds.
..... Click the link for more information.
) bore almonds. Almonds are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
..... Click the link for more information.
, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.
Enlarge picture
almond

almond

Look like unripe small green pointy peaches- inside the fuzzy "peach" is a stone and inside the stone is the "almond" kernel. Almonds are not really a nut- they are a seed. You can live off almonds indefinitely. Almonds are highly nutritious, rich in almost all the elements needed by body. Almonds are one of the only alkaline nuts. They inhibit tumor cell growth, good source of vit E and magnesium, fiber, calcium, iron. The outer fleshy part is edible also- the best time is when the fruit is still young and the insides haven’t hardened yet.

almond

[′ä·mənd]
(botany)
Prunus amygdalus. A small deciduous tree of the order Rosales; it produces a drupaceous edible fruit with an ellipsoidal, slightly compressed nutlike seed.

almond

An aureole of elliptical form.

almond

symbol of the Virgin Mary’s innocence. [O.T.: Numbers 17: 1–11; Art: Hall, 14]
See: Purity

almond

1. a small widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Prunus amygdalus, that is native to W Asia and has pink flowers and a green fruit containing an edible nutlike seed
2. 
a. a pale yellowish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): an almond shirt
3. 
a. yellowish-green colour
b. (as adjective)
References in periodicals archive ?
3 In another bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and the browned butter.
Then beat in the eggs, flour, ground almonds, baking powder, milk, cocoa powder and almond extract until smooth.
Ingredients 2 1/2 cups blanched almonds (additional 36 almonds set aside for garnish) 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 large egg whites 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cups Amaretto (optional--in place of liquor, you can substitute 1/2 tsp rum extract)
In saucepan, place condensed milk, almond extract, vanilla powder and sail and bring to a simmer.
To make the mystery-scented film canisters, you'll need: cotton balls (one for each student, plus four additional ones) * vanilla extract * vinegar * almond extract * lime juice * film canisters (one for each student, plus four additional ones) * red permanent marker * black permanent marker * masking tape
The material also includes sweet almond extract, which is said to increase hair shine and help strengthen damaged hair.
You can also add some lemon or orange zest and vanilla or almond extract.
University of Quebec researchers had 20 men and 20 women immerse their hands in painfully hot water for 3 minutes while savoring 1 of 10 odors: massage oil, orange water, aftershave, distilled water, baby oil, vanilla extract, almond extract, white vinegar, a hair perm product, and a dental product (Physiol.
2 cups chopped dried fruits and nuts (or granola) 5 tablespoons powdered milk 3 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
3 egg whites Pinch of salt 1/3 cup superfine sugar 1 cup plain flour 1/3 cup blanched almonds, hazelnuts, or shelled pistachio nuts 1 teaspoon orange flower, rose water, or almond extract
Page visitors start with a signature cookie recipe from the McCormick Kitchens, and then customize it with flavor twists to suit the tastes of the giver or the receiver, like the addition of cranberries, nuts or almond extract.
BAKEWELL CHERRY CUPCAKES (MAKES 12) INGREDIENTS 150g soft unsalted butter 150g caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 120g ground almonds 3 medium eggs 1tsp baking powder Finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon 1tsp almond extract 1tbsp milk For the filling Raspberry jam made with 100g fresh raspberries and 1tbsp lemon juice, or use 150g shop-bought jam For the icing 400g icing sugar 1tsp almond extract 2tbsp amaretto liqueur Juice of 1 lemon, strained 12 glace cherries - different colours for the wow factor METHOD 1.