\ˈamɪɡdˌaləs pˈɜːsɪkə], \ˈamɪɡdˌaləs pˈɜːsɪkə], \ˈa_m_ɪ_ɡ_d_ˌa_l_ə_s p_ˈɜː_s_ɪ_k_ə]\
Definitions of AMYGDALUS PERSICA
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The leaves and flowers have been considered laxative. They are bitter and aromatic, and have been given in haematuria, nephritis, &c. The fruit is one of the pleasant and wholesome summer fruits, when ripe. The kernels, Amyg'dalce Per'sicce, as well as the flowers, contain prussic acid. Peach Brandy is distilled from the fruit, and is much used in the United States.
By Robley Dunglison
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