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 for Adam''s apple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adam \Ad"am\, n.
     1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the
        progenitor of the human race.
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     2. (As a symbol) "Original sin;" human frailty.
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              And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak.
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     Adam's ale, water. [Coll.]
     Adam's apple.
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A species of banana ({Musa paradisiaca). It attains a
            height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton.
        (b) A species of lime ({Citris limetta).
     2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the
        neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so
        called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden
        fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first
     Adam's+flannel+(Bot.),+the+mullein+({Verbascum+thapsus">Adam's flannel (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus).
     Adam's+needle+(Bot.),+the+popular+name+of+a+genus+({Yucca">Adam's needle (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca)
        of liliaceous plants.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adam's apple \Ad"am's ap"ple\
     See under Adam.
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