Jordan almond

Jordan almond

noun
1.
a large, hard-shelled, Spanish almond used especially in confectionery.
2.
an almond with a hard, colored coating of sugar.

Origin:
1400–50; alteration of late Middle English jardyne almaund garden almond; see jardiniere

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Jordan almond
 
n
1.  a large variety of Spanish almond used in confectionery
2.  a sugar-coated almond
 
[C15: by folk etymology from earlier jardyne almaund, literally: garden almond, from Old French jardingarden]

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