almonds
Tonsil Ton"sil, n. [L. tonsill?, pl.: cf. F. tonsille. ] (Anat.) One of the two glandular organs situated in the throat at the sides of the fauces. The tonsils are sometimes called the {almonds}, from their shape. [1913 Webster]

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  • almonds — al·mond || ɑːmÉ™nd n. type of edible nut; tree which produces these nuts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • almonds — n. pl. Tonsils, amygdalae …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • almonds — /ˈaməndz/ (say ahmuhndz) plural noun Colloquial socks. {rhyming slang almond rock (a type of lolly) sock} …   Australian English dictionary

  • almonds — plural of almond …   Useful english dictionary

  • almonds, almond rocks — n pl British socks. A London rhyming slang term which is still in use. (Almond rock cakes were a popular working class treat early in the 20th century.) …   Contemporary slang

  • peeled almonds — almonds whose shell and outer skin have been removed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roasted almonds — almonds toasted over a fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Jordan almonds — Jordan almonds, also known as sugared almonds, are a type of confectionery consisting of almonds covered with a candy coating in various pastel colors.A classic form of dragée, they are often used as wedding favors due to the bitter almonds and… …   Wikipedia

  • Imitation oil of bitter almonds — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The different kinds, as bitter, sweet,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil of bitter almonds — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The different kinds, as bitter, sweet,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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