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.
two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal
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 […]
See under orange (def 2). a globose, reddish-yellow, bitter or sweet, edible citrus fruit. any white-flowered, evergreen citrus trees of the genus Citrus, bearing this fruit, as C. aurantium (bitter orange, Seville orange, or sour orange) and C. sinensis (sweet orange) cultivated in warm countries. any of several other citrus trees, as the trifoliate orange. […]
a distressing experience or result that is hard to accept (often in the expression a bitter pill to swallow): Being passed over for promotion was a bitter pill to swallow.
An unpleasant fact, disappointment, or humiliation that is difficult to endure. For example, Failing the bar exam was a bitter pill to swallow, but he plans to try again next year. [ Late 1500s ]