Adam's apple

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The slight projection at the front of the throat formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx, usually more prominent in men than in women.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See under Adam.

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  • noun anatomy The lump in the throat, usually more noticeable in men than in women; the laryngeal prominence.
  • noun A common name for Tabernaemontana divaricata, a fragrant house plant native to southeast Asia.

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  • noun the largest cartilage of the larynx
  • noun tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas; northern India to Thailand

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Ultimately translation of French pomme d'Adam, pomegranate, Adam's apple (sense influenced by Arabic rummāna, pomegranate, Adam's apple) : pomme, apple + de, of + Adam, Adam.]

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A calque of French pomme d'Adam.

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