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bitter almond

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Definition of bitter almond in English:

noun

An inedible, bitter form of almond, used to produce almond oil.
Example sentences
  • Chemical warfare experts say nerve gas often smells of bitter almonds.
  • However, the almonds inside apricot stones, like bitter almonds, contain hydrocyanic acid.
  • I can tell you that there is prussic acid naturally occuring in bitter almonds.

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