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Bitterness
BITTERNESS, WATER OF
bitternut
bitternut hickory
bitterroot
Bitterroot Range
Bitters
bittersweet
bittersweet chocolate
bittersweet nightshade
bittersweetly
bittersweetness
Bittervetch
bitterweed
bitterwood tree
Bitterwort
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bittie
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bitterwood definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia from its wood and bark [syn: quassia, bitterwood, Quassia amara]
2: West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia [syn: Jamaica quassia, bitterwood, Picrasma excelsa, Picrasma excelsum]
3: medium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits [syn: paradise tree, bitterwood, Simarouba glauca]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bitterwood Bit"ter*wood`, n. A West Indian tree (Picr[ae]na excelsa) from the wood of which the bitter drug Jamaica quassia is obtained.




 


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