bitter

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white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes 2-hydroxybenzoic acid , salicylic acid
dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaves; flavors absinthe liqueurs absinthe oil , wormwood oil
aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe absinthe , Artemisia absinthium , common wormwood , lad's love , old man
bitter or tart acerbic , acetous , acidulous , sour
rough and bitter manner acerbity , acrimony , bitterness , jaundice , tartness , thorniness
tasting or smelling bitter acrid
bitter in taste or smell acrid , astringent
bitter in attitude or speech acrimonious , caustic , rancorous
East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient African millet , coracan , corakan , Eleusine coracana , finger millet , kurakkan , ragee , ragi
bitter alcoholic beverage brewed from malt and hops ale
bitter beer ale
small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae Aletris , genus Aletris
pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds almond oil , expressed almond oil , sweet almond oil
bitter plant aloe
bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds amygdalin
bitter bark of a South American tree; used in medicines and liqueurs and bitters angostura , angostura bark
bitter attitude animus
bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases araroba , chrysarobin , Goa powder
bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa arginine
large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia arishth , Azadirachta indica , margosa , Melia Azadirachta , neem , neem tree , nim tree
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