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An inedible, bitter form of almond, used to produce almond oil.
- ‘The scent of the sweet-tasting drink was replicated using aromatherapy oils, but, unfortunately for the manufacturers, cyanide gas also smells of almond, although it's bitter almond.’
- ‘A small proportion of bitter almonds are often added to almond paste; they add flavour and have a preservative effect.’
- ‘Nearer home, old-style Englishmen swore by a portion of bitter almonds and raw eel.’
- ‘However, the almonds inside apricot stones, like bitter almonds, contain hydrocyanic acid.’
- ‘Almond oil, a delicate and expensive product, formerly in high repute as a superfine culinary oil, is made from bitter almonds; it is still used in some superior confectionery.’
- ‘I can tell you that there is prussic acid naturally occuring in bitter almonds.’
- ‘Their essential oil, with its unusual scent and peppery flavour reminiscent of bitter almond, rue and vanilla, is used in condiments such as ketchup, in a variety of jams and chutneys, in spiced fruit peels and in cured meats.’
- ‘Horseradish, wintergreen, rue, bitter almond and sassafras are some of the essential oils that should only be used by qualified aromatherapy practitioners, if ever at all.’
- ‘Chemical warfare experts say nerve gas often smells of bitter almonds.’
- ‘His lips were blue and he smelled of bitter almonds.’
- ‘If it smells of peaches or bitter almonds discard it.’
- ‘Smaller doses may result in the odor of bitter almonds on the breath, salivation, nausea, anxiety, confusion and dizziness.’
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