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| Prunus dulcis|
The almond is a small tree. It grows from four and 10 meters tall. It has a trunk 30 centimetres wide. The young twigs are green at first. When they are in their second year, they turn gray. The leaves are three to five inches long. The flowers are white or light pink, 3–5 cm wide with five petals.
- The almond we eat is the edible seed of a type of fruit called a "drupe".
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