bitter almond
noun Date: 1601 an almond with a bitter taste that contains amygdalin; also a tree (Prunus dulcis amara) producing bitter almonds

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  • bitter almond — n an almond with a bitter taste that contains amygdalin also a tree (Prunus dulcis amara) of the rose family (Rosaceae) producing bitter almonds * * * 1. Prunus dulcis var. amara. 2. the fruit or seed of P. dulcis var. amara, which contains the… …   Medical dictionary

  • bitter almond — n. a variety of almond whose bitter seeds yield hydrocyanic acid upon hydrolysis * * * …   Universalium

  • bitter almond — n. a variety of almond whose bitter seeds yield hydrocyanic acid upon hydrolysis …   English World dictionary

  • bitter almond — paprastasis migdolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos maistinis, medingas, vaistinis augalas (Amygdalus communis), vedantis valgomas sėklas. Paplitęs Azijos pietvakariuose. Naudojamas prieskoniams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bitter almond — noun almond trees having white blossoms and poisonous nuts yielding an oil used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes • Syn: ↑Prunus dulcis amara, ↑Amygdalus communis amara • Hypernyms: ↑almond tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitter almond. — See under almond (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • bitter almond — bit′ter al′mond n. pln See under almond 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • bitter almond — /bɪtər ˈamənd/ (say bituhr ahmuhnd) noun a variety of almond tree which produces nuts containing hydrogen cyanide; detoxified, the oil is used as a flavouring …   Australian English dictionary

  • bitter almond. — See under almond (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitter almond oil — n 1) ALMOND OIL (1b){{}}(2) 2) BENZALDEHYDE * * * the 1. fixed oil expressed from Prunus dulcis var. amara (the bitter almond). Cf. almond o. (def. 1). the 2. volatile oil distilled from …   Medical dictionary

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