Meaning of ADAM'S APPLE in English


I. noun

Usage: usually capitalized 1st A

1. : plantain

2. : crape jasmine

3. : shaddock 1

II. noun

Usage: usually capitalized 1st A

Etymology: translation of New Latin pomum Adami, translation of Late Hebrew tappūaḥ hā ādhām bodily protuberance on a man, misinterpreted (because of double meanings in Hebrew) as the apple of Adam

: the projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the neck particularly prominent in males — compare larynx

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