tonka bean









tonka bean


noun

  1. the fragrant, black almond-shaped seed of a tall tree belonging to the genus Dipteryx (or Coumarouna), of the legume family, especially D. odorata, of tropical South America, used in perfumes, as a source of coumarin, and as a substitute for vanilla.
  2. the tree itself.

noun

  1. a tall leguminous tree, Coumarouna odorata, of tropical America, having fragrant black almond-shaped seeds
  2. the seeds of this tree, used in the manufacture of perfumes, snuff, etc

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