One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A high-quality almond of a variety grown chiefly in south-eastern Spain.
- ‘Fill your tins or favor pails with any number of things, but we love the above candies - jordan almonds, French mints available in just white or pastel colors, and jelly beans.’
- ‘Next to it was a mesh bag filled with colorful jordan almonds; it was sitting in a gold-plated ashtray with fancy matches that had names and a date embossed on the cover.’
- ‘For a personal touch, add our Personalized Favor Tags with an ‘Almond Poem’, explaining the tradition of jordan almonds.’
- ‘Unique wedding favors, Jordan almond flowers are an elegant way to include the jordan almond theme in your wedding or bridal shower.’
Late Middle English: jordan apparently from French or Spanish jardin ‘garden’.
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