Pronunciation: (ä'mund, am'und; spelling pron. al'mund),[key] —n. 1. the nutlike kernel of the fruit of either of two trees, Prunus dulcis(sweet almond) or P. dulcis amara(bitter almond), which grow in warm temperate regions.
2. the tree itself.
3. a delicate, pale tan.
4. anything shaped like an almond, esp. an ornament.
—adj. 1. of the color, taste, or shape of an almond.
2. made or flavored with almonds: almond cookies.