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Definition of Bittern
BitternBittern Bit"tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F.
butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.)
A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons,
of various species.
Note: The common European bittern is Botaurus stellaris. It
makes, during the brooding season, a noise called by
Dryden bumping, and by Goldsmith booming. The American
bittern is B. lentiginosus, and is also called
stake-driver and meadow hen. See Stake-driver.
Note: The name is applied to other related birds, as the
least bittern (Ardetta exilis), and the sun
bittern. BitternBittern Bit"tern, n. [From Bitter, a.]
1. The brine which remains in salt works after the salt is
concreted, having a bitter taste from the chloride of
magnesium which it contains.
2. A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc.,
used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer. --Cooley.
Meaning of Bittern from wikipedia
are birds belonging
to the subfamily Botaurinae
of the heron family
tend to be shorter-necked and more secretive
- The American bittern
(Botaurus lentiginosus) is a species
bird in the heron
family. It has a Nearctic
- The Eurasian bittern
or great bittern
(Botaurus stellaris) is a wading
bird in the bittern subfamily
(Botaurinae) of the heron family
- The least bittern
(Ixobrychus exilis) is a small
heron, the smallest member
of the family Ardeidae found
in the Americas. The least bittern
is one of...
is a cl****ification of wading birds
in the heron
may also refer
, Victoria, a town in Australia Bittern railway
to as egrets
or bitterns rather
than herons. Members
of the genera Botaurus
to as bitterns
, and, together
- The little bittern
or common little bittern
(Ixobrychus minutus) is a wading
bird in the heron
family, Ardeidae. Ixobrychus
is from Ancient
) is a bitter-tasting solution
that remains after precipitation
(common salt) from brines
and/or seawater. It is rich in...
is an affluent coastal rural
town in Victoria, Australia, 49 km southeast
from Melbourne's central business
district, as a part of the urban
- 4464 Bittern
is a London
& North Eastern Railway
Cl**** A4 steam
for the LNER in 1937 at Doncaster Works
as works number
1866, it was...
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