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Meaning of BITTERSWEET

Pronunciation:  'bitur'sweet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
  2. [n]  poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
  3. [adj]  tinged with sadness; "a movie with a bittersweet ending"
  4. [adj]  having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
 

BITTERSWEET is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: American bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, false bittersweet, poisonous nightshade, sad, semisweet, Solanum dulcamara, staff vine, tasteful, waxwork, woody nightshade
 
 See Also: Celastrus, genus Celastrus, genus Solanum, nightshade, Solanum, vine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bit"ter*sweet`\, a.
    Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet
    with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but
    painful.
    
    
  2. \Bit"ter*sweet`\, n.
    1. Anything which is bittersweet.
    
    2. A kind of apple so called. --Gower.
    
    3. (Bot.)
       (a) A climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries
           ({Solanum dulcamara}); woody nightshade. The whole
           plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish
           and then bitter. The branches are the officinal
           dulcamara.
       (b) An American woody climber ({Celastrus scandens}),
           whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and
           disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also
           called {Roxbury waxwork}.
    
    
 

 

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