earth almond

[English] plural earth almonds

A name for the tiger nut. This is not a nut at all but a wrinkled brown tuber of a type of sedge, Cyperus esculantus var. sativus, mainly from the Mediterranean rim. The flesh is crisp and white with a slight flavour of almond. They may be eaten like nuts and are a major ingredient of a chilled Spanish drink called horchata.

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