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tonka (uncountable)

  1. A flavoring or fragrance used in foodstuffs and derived from the tonka bean.
    • 2017, Zaria Gorvett, The delicious flavour with a toxic secret, BBC:
      When grated into desserts or infused into syrups, they impart a flavour so transcendent, tonka has been dubbed the most delicious ingredient you’ve never heard of.
    • 2021, Agence France-Presse, Michelin awards star to vegan restaurant for the first time in France, The Guardian:
      Her favourite combinations involve pine, boletus mushroom and sake, or celery, tonka and amber ale.