bitter almond definition

  • noun:
    • many different almond (Prunus dulcis var. amara) having kernels that give an oil consisting mostly of benzaldehyde and some hydrocyanic acid. The detoxified oil can be utilized for flavoring.
    • almond woods having white flowers and toxic nuts producing an oil useful for flavoring as well as medicinal reasons

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