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1rare Of, resembling, or reminiscent of the almond tree or its fruit. Now rare.
Originally and chiefly US. Usually as postpositive. Designating a dish garnished or served with almonds, as green beans almondine, trout almondine, etc.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Cursor Mundi: a Northumbrian poem of the 14th century. Probably originally from almond + -en. The some forms in Middle English may show a phonetic development from the some forms, or may show a remodelling (or an independent formation) after words in -ine.
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