bitter almond oil

noun Chemistry.

Nearby words

  1. bitsy,
  2. bitt,
  3. bitten,
  4. bitter,
  5. bitter almond,
  6. bitter apple,
  7. bitter cassava,
  8. bitter cress,
  9. bitter dock,
  10. bitter end

almond oil

noun Chemistry.

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.
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.

Origin of almond oil

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019