Bitterling



a cyprinid fish, Rhodeus sericeus, found in central and eastern Europe, the female of which has a long, bright yellow or red ovipositor to deposit eggs in the mantle cavity of mussels.
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a small brightly coloured European freshwater cyprinid fish, Rhodeus sericeus: a popular aquarium fish

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  • Bitterly

    having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste, like that of aspirin, quinine, wormwood, or aloes. producing one of the four basic taste sensations; not sour, sweet, or salt. hard to bear; grievous; distressful: a bitter sorrow. causing pain; piercing; stinging: a bitter chill. characterized by intense antagonism or hostility: bitter hatred. hard to admit or accept: […]

  • Bitterness

    having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste, like that of aspirin, quinine, wormwood, or aloes. producing one of the four basic taste sensations; not sour, sweet, or salt. hard to bear; grievous; distressful: a bitter sorrow. causing pain; piercing; stinging: a bitter chill. characterized by intense antagonism or hostility: bitter hatred. hard to admit or accept: […]



  • Bitters

    a liquid, often an alcoholic liquor, in which bitter herbs or roots have steeped, used as a flavoring, especially in mixed drinks, or as a tonic. Pharmacology. a liquid, usually alcoholic, impregnated with a bitter medicine, as gentian or quassia, used to increase the appetite or as a tonic. bitter medicinal substances in general, as […]

  • Bittersweetly

    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 […]



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