Bitter-herb



an Old World herb, Centaurium erythraea, used dried in medicine as a tonic.
the turtlehead, Chelone glabra, used in medicine as a tonic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.
Judaism. an herb that tastes bitter, as horseradish, traditionally eaten at the Seder, and serving as a reminder of the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt.

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    a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides. two lakes in NE Egypt, forming part of the Suez Canal. plural noun two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal

  • Bitter-lakes

    two lakes in NE Egypt, forming part of the Suez Canal. a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides. plural noun two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal



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    a hickory, Carya cordiformis, of the eastern and southern U.S., bearing a smooth, gray, bitter seed. Historical Examples Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943 Various Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Various […]

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