any of various chiefly tropical trees having wood with a bitter taste, as Vatairea lundelii or Simarouba glauca.
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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 substitute for quassia
noun an Australian tree, Alstonia constricta, with bitter-tasting bark that is used in preparing tonic medicines
noun one of several perennial or annual plants of the genus Cardamine, that are related to lady’s-smock, including hairy bittercress (C. hirsuta), a common weed resembling shepherd’s purse, with which it is often confused: family: Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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: […]