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No, an almond is a tree nut; and so it grows on a tree, like all other tree nuts. Peanuts are not nuts, that might be what you are thinking of; or cashews, which are also not nuts, even though both are called nuts. It's like pumpkin and tomato and courgette and eggplant and all sorts of things are called vegetables when they are technically fruit .It's easier to calls almonds and cashews nuts when it serves the purpose.