Definitions for tonka beanˈtɒŋ kə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tonka bean, coumara nut(noun)

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

  2. tonka bean, tonka bean tree, Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odorata(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. tonka bean(Noun)

    The black wrinkled seed of Dipteryx odorata, a neotropical legume tree, used as a perfume and vanilla substitute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tonka bean

    the seed of a leguminous tree (Dipteryx odorata), native of Guiana. It has a peculiarly agreeable smell, and is employed in the scenting of snuff. Called also tonquin bean

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