Translation of bitter almond in Spanish:

bitter almond

almendra amarga, n.

Pronunciation /ˌbɪtər ˈɑ(l)mənd/ /ˌbɪtə ˈɑːmənd/


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    almendra amarga feminine
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • His lips were blue and he smelled of bitter almonds.
    • If it smells of peaches or bitter almonds discard it.
    • Nearer home, old-style Englishmen swore by a portion of bitter almonds and raw eel.
    • Smaller doses may result in the odor of bitter almonds on the breath, salivation, nausea, anxiety, confusion and dizziness.
    • A small proportion of bitter almonds are often added to almond paste; they add flavour and have a preservative effect.
    • 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.