Definition of almondine in English:

almondine

(also almandine)

adjective

  • 1rare Of, resembling, or reminiscent of the almond tree or its fruit. Now rare.

  • 2US
    Originally and chiefly US. Usually as postpositive. Designating a dish garnished or served with almonds, as green beans almondine, trout almondine, etc.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

almondine

/ˈalməndiːn//ˈɒlməndiːn//ˈɑː(l)məndiːn/