angostura bitters

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Angostura bitters (ˌæŋɡəˈstjʊərə)
 
pl n
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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Main Entry:  Angostura bitters
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  a trademark for a highly concentrated food and beverage flavoring made from a secret formula of herbs and spices
Example:  Angostura bitters were developed in 1824 by Dr. J. Siegert, who intended them for use as a tonic to treat fatigue and stomach ailments.
Etymology:  1824; from Angostura, Venezuela
Usage:  cooking
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