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tonka bean

(tŏng′kə)
n.
1. A tropical South American tree (Dipteryx odorata) in the pea family, having pulpy, egg-shaped, one-seeded pods with fragrant seeds containing coumarin.
2. The seed of this tree, formerly widely used as a flavoring for food or tobacco. Extracts from tonka beans have been banned as food additives in the United States.
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Arrange sabayon on puree and top with crispy lime curd, crumbled macaroons, soybean nougatine, tonka bean cream and soymilk bubbles.
The juice from Givaudan--which features notes of pink peppercorn, pear d' anjou, ruby red grapefruit, fuchsia peony, rose, geranium, vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk--is housed in packaging that is sure to garner attention.
It does contain mint but there is no coconut, just a heady mixture of sandalwood, tonka beans and amber.
The fragrance is inspired by the cars - combining technology and elegance - and blends basil and mandarin orange with nutmeg, the wonderfully named tonka beans and white musk.
Sugared almond and white peony are the middle notes and amber, mahogany, vanilla and tonka beans are the base notes.
It blends osmanthus, red berries, cyclamen, orchid, gardenia, freesia, sandalwood, amber and tonka beans.
Paul Smith's new fragrance Floral blends water lily, orange, grapefruit, ginger, magnolia, orchid, osmanthus, musk, amber, wood essences and tonka beans to take us back to the 1970s' spirt of flower power.
Carb Boy had no difficulty with a white chocolate and tonka bean panna cotta with poached pears.