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

  • n. A variety of almond (Prunus dulcis var. amara) having kernels that yield an oil consisting mostly of benzaldehyde and some hydrocyanic acid. The detoxified oil can be used for flavoring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. almond trees having white blossoms and poisonous nuts yielding an oil used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes


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