bitter almond


Definition of bitter almond

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

Examples of bitter almond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Le Castella is a coastal town on the Ionian sea, a prime location that allows for the local olive trees to produce optimal flavor profiles that are fruity, herbaceous with notes of bitter almond. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 In many detective novels, the ominous aroma of bitter almonds foreshadows a swift demise. Jennifer Leman, Scientific American, 13 June 2019 Bamford, who launched the book at a May event in Malibu, intersperses her story and the striking photos with nutritious recipes: plum and bitter almond jam, flat-iron chicken and kale. Kavita Daswani,, 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of bitter almond

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Bitter almond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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Medical Definition of bitter almond

: an almond with a bitter taste that contains amygdalin also : a tree (Prunus dulcis amara) of the rose family (Rosaceae) producing bitter almonds

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