tonga bean
Tonka bean Ton"ka bean` [Cf. F. onca, tonka.] (Bot.) The seed of a leguminous tree ({Dipteryx odorata}), native of Guiana. It has a peculiarly agreeable smell, and is employed in the scenting of snuff. Called also {tonquin bean}. [Written also {tonca bean}, {tonga bean}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • tonga-bean — kvapioji tongapupė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Dipteryx odorata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams, vanilės pakaitalui) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tonga bean — variant of tonka bean * * * tonga bean see tonka …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tonca bean — Tonka bean Ton ka bean [Cf. F. onca, tonka.] (Bot.) The seed of a leguminous tree ({Dipteryx odorata}), native of Guiana. It has a peculiarly agreeable smell, and is employed in the scenting of snuff. Called also {tonquin bean}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tonka bean — Ton ka bean [Cf. F. onca, tonka.] (Bot.) The seed of a leguminous tree ({Dipteryx odorata}), native of Guiana. It has a peculiarly agreeable smell, and is employed in the scenting of snuff. Called also {tonquin bean}. [Written also {tonca bean},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tonquin bean — Tonka bean Ton ka bean [Cf. F. onca, tonka.] (Bot.) The seed of a leguminous tree ({Dipteryx odorata}), native of Guiana. It has a peculiarly agreeable smell, and is employed in the scenting of snuff. Called also {tonquin bean}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch tonka-bean — kvapioji tongapupė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Dipteryx odorata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams, vanilės pakaitalui) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tonka-bean — kvapioji tongapupė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Dipteryx odorata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams, vanilės pakaitalui) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tonka-bean — /tongˈkə bēnˈ/ noun 1. (also tonga bean /tongˈgə /, tonquin bean /tongˈkēn /) the coumarin scented seed of a large papilionaceous tree (genus Dipteryx) of Guiana, used for flavouring snuff, etc 2. The tree from which it comes ORIGIN: Local name …   Useful english dictionary

  • Economy of Tonga — Infobox Economy country = Tonga width= 90 caption = A Tongan coin currency = pa anga (T$) year = 1 July 30 June organs = none rank = 217th gdp = $244 million (2002) growth = 1.4% (2002) per capita = $2,300 (2002) sectors = agriculture: 23%,… …   Wikipedia

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