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Bittersweet

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Noun

1. bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade

poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America

Adjective

3. bittersweet

tinged with sadness

Example Sentences:
'a movie with a bittersweet ending'

4. bittersweet, semisweet

having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Bittersweet

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noun
1. 
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
2.  another name for woody nightshade
adjective
3. 
tasting of or being a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
4. 
pleasant but tinged with sadness

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Bittersweet

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noun
1.  US
a North American twining woody vine (Celastrus scandens) of the staff-tree family, with poisonous leaves, and bearing clusters of small orange fruits with bright-red fleshy seeds
2. 
a poisonous, climbing European vine (Solanum dulcamara) of the nightshade family, with purple flowers and red berries, now widely found as a weed in North America
3. 
a. 
bitterness and sweetness combined
b. 
pleasure mixed with overtones of sadness
adjective
4. 
both bitter and sweet, as dark chocolate made with little sugar
5. 
pleasant with overtones of sadness

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Bittersweet

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adj.
1. Bitter and sweet at the same time: bittersweet chocolate.
2. Producing or expressing a mixture of pain and pleasure: a movie with a bittersweet ending.
3. Dark to deep reddish-orange.
n.
1. Any of various woody vines of the genus Celastrus, especially C. scandens, native to North America, and C. orbiculata, an eastern Asian species that is widespread in North America, having small, round, yellow-orange fruits that open at maturity to expose red seeds. Also called staff tree, staff vine.
3. A dark to deep reddish orange.

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