[adjective bit-er-sweet, bit-er-sweet; noun bit-er-sweet] /adjective ˌbɪt ərˈswit, ˈbɪt ərˌswit; noun ˈbɪt ərˌswit/
both and to the taste:
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 genus Celastrus, bearing orange capsules opening to expose red-coated seeds, especially C. scandens.
pleasure mingled with pain or regret:
the bittersweet of parting.
any of several North American woody climbing plants of the genus Celastrus, esp C. scandens, having orange capsules that open to expose scarlet-coated seeds: family Celastraceae
another name for woody nightshade
tasting of or being a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
pleasant but tinged with sadness
also bitter-sweet, late 14c. as a noun; used especially in Middle English of a type of apple, from bitter (adj.) + sweet (adj.). As an adjective, attested from 1610s.
noun 1. any of several chiefly tropical, vinelike ferns of the genus Lygodium, having climbing or trailing stems.
[klahy-ming-fish] /ˈklaɪ mɪŋˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural climbingfishes (especially collectively) climbingfish. 1. .
- Climbing fish
noun 1. an Asian labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, that resembles a perch and can travel over land on its spiny gill covers and pectoral fins
- Climbing frame
noun 1. a structure of wood or metal tubing used by children for climbing