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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adam \Ad"am\, n. 1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race. [1913 Webster] 2. (As a symbol) "Original sin;" human frailty. [1913 Webster] And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Adam's ale, water. [Coll.] Adam's apple. 1. (Bot.) (a) A species of banana (Musa paradisiaca). It attains a height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton. (b) A species of lime (Citris limetta). 2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first parent. Adam's flannel (Bot.), the mullein (Verbascum thapsus). Adam's needle (Bot.), the popular name of a genus (Yucca) of liliaceous plants. [1913 Webster]