tonka bean

Definitions of tonka bean
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n tall tropical South American tree having pulpy egg-shaped pods of fragrant black almond-shaped seeds used for flavoring

Synonyms:
Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odorata, tonka bean tree
Type of:
bean tree
any of several trees having seedpods as fruits

n fragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla

Synonyms:
coumara nut
Type of:
bean
any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

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