Mandorla

Almonds on the tree ready for harvesting

Prunus dulcis, Prunus amygdalus

Almond (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English almond, almaund, from Old French almande, amande, from Vulgar Latin *amendla, *amandula, from Latin amygdala, from Ancient Greek ἀμυγδάλη (amugdálē), of uncertain origin. Influenced by amandus and by many French and Spanish words of Arabic origin that began with the Arabic definite article al-.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɑː(l).mənd/, /ˈɔː(l).mənd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑ(l).mənd/
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