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bitter principle

noun, Chemistry
1.
any of several hundred natural compounds, usually of vegetable origin, having a bitter taste, and not admitting of any chemical classification.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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bitter principle

noun
1.
any of various bitter-tasting substances, such as aloin, usually extracted from plants
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