imitation oil of bitter almonds


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nitrobenzene \Ni`tro*ben"zene\ (? or ?), n. [Nitro- + benzene.]
   (Chem.)
   A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action
   of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odor
   imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane.
   It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large
   quantities in the preparation of aniline. Fornerly called
   also nitrobenzol.
   [1913 Webster] Nitrobenzol
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Almond \Alm"ond\ ([aum]"m[u^]nd), n. [OE. almande, almaunde,
   alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf.
   Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]
   1. The fruit of the almond tree.
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   Note: The different kinds, as bitter, sweet, thin-shelled,
         thick-shelled almonds, and Jordan almonds, are the
         products of different varieties of the one species,
         Amygdalus communis, a native of the Mediterranean
         region and western Asia.
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   2. The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
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   3. Anything shaped like an almond. Specifically: (Anat.) One
      of the tonsils.
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   Almond oil, fixed oil expressed from sweet or bitter
      almonds.

   Oil of bitter almonds, a poisonous volatile oil obtained
      from bitter almonds by maceration and distillation;
      benzoic aldehyde.

   Imitation oil of bitter almonds, nitrobenzene.

   Almond tree (Bot.), the tree bearing the almond.

   Almond willow (Bot.), a willow which has leaves that are of
      a light green on both sides; almond-leaved willow ({Salix
      amygdalina}). --Shenstone.
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