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Definition of Bittern

Bittern
Bittern 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.
Bittern
Bittern 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

- Bitterns are birds belonging to the subfamily Botaurinae of the heron family Ardeidae. Bitterns tend to be shorter-necked and more secretive than other...
- The American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a species of wading bird in the heron family. It has a Nearctic distribution, breeding in Canada and the...
- The Eurasian bittern or great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) is a wading bird in the bittern subfamily (Botaurinae) of the heron family Ardeidae. There...
- 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...
- Bittern is a cl****ification of wading birds in the heron family. Bittern may also refer to: Bittern, Victoria, a town in Australia Bittern railway station...
- referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons. Members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as bitterns, and, together with the...
- The little bittern or common little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) is a wading bird in the heron family, Ardeidae. Ixobrychus is from Ancient Gr**** ixias...
- Bittern (pl. bitterns) is a bitter-tasting solution that remains after precipitation of halite (common salt) from brines and/or seawater. It is rich in...
- Bittern is an affluent coastal rural town in Victoria, Australia, 49 km southeast from Melbourne's central business district, as a part of the urban enclave...
- 4464 Bittern is a London & North Eastern Railway Cl**** A4 steam locomotive. Built for the LNER in 1937 at Doncaster Works as works number 1866, it was...
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