almond oil


almond oil
/amənd ˈɔɪl/ (say ahmuhnd 'oyl)

noun
1. a colourless, fatty oil expressed from almonds and used in cosmetics, as a lubricant, etc.
2. Also, bitter almond oil. an oil extracted from bitter almonds whose chief constituent is benzaldehyde, used in medicine, for flavouring, etc.
3. any of various nut oils similar to bitter almond oil.
4. benzaldehyde.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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