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Angostura bitters

/ˌæŋɡəˈstjʊərə/
plural noun
1.
trademark a bitter aromatic tonic made from gentian and various spices and vegetable colourings, used as a flavouring in alcoholic drinks
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Contemporary definitions for angostura bitters
plural noun

a trademark for a highly concentrated food and beverage flavoring made from a secret formula of herbs and spices

Examples

Angostura bitters were developed in 1824 by Dr. J. Siegert, who intended them for use as a tonic to treat fatigue and stomach ailments.

Word Origin

1824; from Angostura, Venezuela

Usage Note

cooking

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