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bitter almond oil

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noun Chemistry.
  1. almond oil(def 2).
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almond oil

noun Chemistry.
  1. Also called sweet almond oil, expressed almond oil. a colorless to pale yellow fatty oil expressed from the seeds of the sweet almond, used in preparing perfumes and confections.
  2. Also called bitter almond oil. a colorless to yellow, poisonous oil obtained by steam distillation from the almond meal of bitter almond seeds: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics, medicines, and perfumes.
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Origin of almond oil

First recorded in 1835–45
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