a disease of apples, grapes, and other fruit, characterized by cankers on the branches or twigs and bitter, rotted fruit, caused by any of several fungi.
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both bitter and sweet to the taste: bittersweet chocolate. both pleasant and painful or regretful: a bittersweet memory. Also called woody nightshade. a climbing or trailing plant, Solanum dulcamara, of the nightshade family, having small, violet, star-shaped flowers with a protruding yellow center and scarlet berries. Also called climbing bittersweet. any climbing plant of the […]
any of various plants containing a bitter principle, as those of the genus Picris. a sneezeweed, Helenium amarum. noun any of various plants that contain a bitter-tasting substance
any of various chiefly tropical trees having wood with a bitter taste, as Vatairea lundelii or Simarouba glauca. quassia. Historical Examples Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson noun any of several simaroubaceous trees of the genus Picrasma of S and SE Asia and the Caribbean, whose bitter bark and wood are used in medicine as a […]