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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.
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 family) and for the nutlike, edible seed of its drupe fruit. The "nuts" of sweet-almond varieties are eaten raw or roasted, are processed with water to produced almond milk, 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.
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) 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).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.
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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.
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almond

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

An aureole of elliptical form.
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almond

symbol of the Virgin Mary’s innocence. [O.T.: Numbers 17: 1–11; Art: Hall, 14]
See: Purity
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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)
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Bhanger, "Lead sorption by waste biomass of hazelnut and almond shell," Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.
Agricultural waste Metal Adsorption Reference capacity (mg/g) Wheat bran Pb 69-87 [11] Rice bran Cu 27.81 [12] Black gram husk Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu, Ni 19.56-49.97 [13] Dal husk Cr(VI), Fe(III) 96.05, 66.63 [14] Coffee waste Pb 63 [15] Exhausted coffee Cr(VI) 1.42 [16] Coffee husk Cu 7.5 [17] Tea residue Cu/Pb 48-65 [18] Almond shell Pb 8.08, 28.18 [19] Nut shell Cr(VI) 1.47 [16] Walnut shell Cr(VI) 1.33 [16] Chestnut shell Cu 12.56 [20] Peanut shell Cu 21.25 [21] Peanut hull Cu/Pb 0.18, 0.21 [22] Mango peel Cu 46.09 [23] Grape bagasse Pb 0.428 [24] Barley straw Cu/Pb 4.64, 23.2 [19] Saw dust Cr(VI) 10.01, 16.05 [25, 26] Coir fibers Pb 263 [27] Pumpkin waste Cr(VI), Pb 68 [28] Sugar beet pulp Cu 31.4 [29] Pea waste Cr(VI) 21.2 [30]
Almond Shell. Almond shell used in this study was collected from the farmland after almond harvest in Gaziantep province, Turkey.
Thus, Figure 1 shows the adsorption profile of methyl orange by almond shell over a pH range of 3-9.
Figure 2 represents the adsorption yield of methyl orange versus almond shell concentration in the range of 1-7 g [L.sup.-1].
The adsorption capacity of almond shell at equilibrium increased from 23.42 to 40.21 mg [g.sup.-1] with increase in the initial dye concentration from 50 to 100 mg [L.sup.-1] (m: 1 g [L.sup.-1], pH: 3, T: 293 K).
Figure 3 presents the adsorption of methyl orange by almond shell at different temperatures as a function of contact time.
The plots for the dye adsorption by almond shell at different temperatures were multimodal with three distinct regions (Figure 5).
Table 4 outlines the comparison of [q.sub.m] value of various adsorbents including almond shell for the methyl orange adsorption.
According to the literature, the methyl orange adsorption by almond shell maybe physical adsorption [14].
In this work, adsorption potential of almond shell to remove methyl orange as a model pollutant from aqueous solutions was investigated in batch system.
Archroma a global leader in color and specialty chemicals is combining the old and the new in a range of biosynthetic" dyes for cotton and cellulosebased fabrics EARTHCOLORS which are derived from almond shells saw palmetto rosemary leaves and other natural products.