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Definition of Bitters

Bitters
Bitters Bit"ters, n. pl. A liquor, generally spirituous in which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, n. [See Bitts.] (Naut.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts. Bitter end, that part of a cable which is abaft the bitts, and so within board, when the ship rides at anchor.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See Bite, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes. 2. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day. 3. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant. It is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God. --Jer. ii. 19. 4. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. --Col. iii. 19. 5. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable. The Egyptians . . . made their lives bitter with hard bondage. --Ex. i. 14. Bitter apple, Bitter cucumber, Bitter gourd. (Bot.) See Colocynth. Bitter cress (Bot.), a plant of the genus Cardamine, esp. C. amara. Bitter earth (Min.), tale earth; calcined magnesia. Bitter principles (Chem.), a class of substances, extracted from vegetable products, having strong bitter taste but with no sharply defined chemical characteristics. Bitter salt, Epsom salts; magnesium sulphate. Bitter vetch (Bot.), a name given to two European leguminous herbs, Vicia Orobus and Ervum Ervilia. To the bitter end, to the last extremity, however calamitous. Syn: Acrid; sharp; harsh; pungent; stinging; cutting; severe; acrimonious.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, n. Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, v. t. To make bitter. --Wolcott.

Meaning of Bitters from wikipedia

- A bitters is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter so that the end result is characterized by a bitter, sour, or bittersweet...
- Angostura bitters (English: /æŋɡəˈstjʊərə/) is a concentrated bitters (herbal alcoholic preparation) based on gentian, herbs and ****es, by House of Angostura...
- bitters, also called Swedish tincture, is a bitter and a traditional herbal tonic, the use of which dates back to the 15th century. Swedish bitters is...
- Peychaud's Bitters is a bitters distributed by the American Sazerac Company. It was originally created around 1830 by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a Creole...
- Alomo Bitters is a herbal based alcoholic drink produced in Ghana by Kasapreko. It is po****r not only in Ghana but also in Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast...
- Orange bitters is a form of bitters, a ****tail flavoring made from such ingredients as the peels of Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander...
- Boker's Bitters was a brand of bitters, specified in nearly every ****tail that called for bitters in Jerry Thomas' 1862 book, How to Mix Drinks or The...
- Lemon, lime and bitters (LLB) is a mixed drink made with (clear) lemonade (Sprite etc.), lime cordial, and Angostura bitters. The lemonade is sometimes...
- A Manhattan is a ****tail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. While rye is the traditional whiskey of choice, other commonly used whiskies...
- The old fashioned is a ****tail made by muddling sugar with bitters, adding whiskey or, less commonly, brandy, and garnishing with a twist of citrus rind...
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