HyperDic: tonka_bean

English > 2 senses of the expression tonka bean:
NOUNplanttonka bean, coumara nutfragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree
planttonka bean, tonka bean tree, Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odoratatall tropical South American tree having pulpy egg-shaped pods of fragrant black almond-shaped seeds used for flavoring
English > tonka bean: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningfragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla / vanilla.
Synonymcoumara nut
BroaderbeanAny of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
English > tonka bean: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningtall tropical South American tree having pulpy egg-shaped pods of fragrant black almond-shaped seeds used for flavoring.
Synonymstonka bean tree, Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odorata
Member ofCoumarouna, genus Coumarouna, Dipteryx, genus DipteryxTropical American trees
Broaderbean treeAny of several trees having seedpods as fruits
SpanishCoumarouna odorata

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