What does almond mean?

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  1. (countable) A type of tree nut.
  2. (countable) A small deciduous tree in family Rosaceae, Prunus dulcis, that produces almonds.
  3. Other plants that produce almond-like nuts:
    1. Prunus japonica, flowering almond, an ornamental shrub in family Rosaceae
    2. Prunus andersonii, desert almond, a North American shrub in family Rosaceae
    3. Prunus fasciculata, desert range almond or wild almond, North American shrub in family Rosaceae
    4. Terminalia catappa, Indian almond or tropical almond, in family Combretaceae
    5. Brabejum stellatifolium, wild almond or bitter almond, in family Proteaceae
  4. (uncountable) The colour of the kernel of an almond without its shell and thin seed coat, a creamy off-white colour.
  5. (uncountable) The color of an almond still covered by its skin, a shade of brown.
  6. Anything shaped like an almond; specifically, (anatomy, archaic) a tonsil.
  1. Brownish, resembling the colour of an almond nut.
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