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Noun: tonka bean
  1. Fragrant black nutlike seeds of the tonka bean tree; used in perfumes and medicines and as a substitute for vanilla
    - coumara nut
  2. Tall tropical South American tree having pulpy egg-shaped pods of fragrant black almond-shaped seeds used for flavouring
    - tonka bean tree, Coumarouna odorata, Dipteryx odorata

Derived forms: tonka beans

Type of: bean, bean tree

Part of: Coumarouna, Dipteryx, genus Coumarouna, genus Dipteryx

Encyclopedia: Tonka bean