Adam's apple

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Etymology[edit]

Adam's +‎ apple, a calque of French pomme d'Adam.

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Adam's apple (plural Adam's apples)

  1. (anatomy) The lump in the throat, usually more noticeable in men than in women; the laryngeal prominence.
  2. A common name for Tabernaemontana divaricata, a fragrant house plant native to southeast Asia.

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