dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


2 definitions found
 for 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

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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Anything shaped like an almond. Specifically: (Anat.) One
        of the tonsils.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229