What does bitter almond mean?

bitter almond meaning in General Dictionary

almond trees having white blossoms and poisonous nuts producing an oil employed for flavoring and for medicinal reasons

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A continuation of their work on bitter almond oil by Liebig and Wohler, who remained firm friends for the rest of their lives, resulted in the elucidation of the mode of formation of that substance and in the discovery of the ferment emulsin as well as the recognition of the first glucoside, amygdalin, while another and not less important and far-reaching inquiry in 'which they collaborated was that on uric acid, published in 1837.

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