Definition of Bitter almond

1. Noun. Almond trees having white blossoms and poisonous nuts yielding an oil used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes.

Exact synonyms: Amygdalus Communis Amara, Prunus Dulcis Amara
Generic synonyms: Almond Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitter Almond

bitt pin
bitter almond (current term)
bitter almond oil
bitter aloes
bitter apple
bitter betch
bitter chocolate
bitter cress
bitter dock
bitter end
bitter ends
bitter floom
bitter hickory
bitter lemon
bitter melon

Literary usage of Bitter almond

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1858)
"In the yellowish sediment of concentrated bitter almond water, Veling (N. Br. ... Tincture of iodine added in sufficient quantity to bitter almond water or ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"Should you have used a concentrated bitter almond water in such a prescription ?—I should not have used any bitter almond water without enquiring what ..."

3. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"Its distilled water has the odour of bitter almonds, contains the same essential oil with that of the bitter almond, and yields more hydrocyanic acid than ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Two principal varieties exist—the sweet and the bitter almond. Both contain amygdalin, but the latter is much richer in this substance (2 to 3 pc), ..."

5. Materia medica, pharmacy, pharmacology and therapeutics by William Hale-White (1895)
"An artificial oil of bitter almond called Nitrobenzol is often substituted ... A volatile oil obtained from bitter almond by maceration with water, ..."

6. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"Nearly all of the commerical oil is made from the cheaper apricot and peach seeds rather than those of the bitter almond, but the product is practically ..."

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