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Definition of bittersweet:

  1. A climbing shrub, with oval coral- red berries ( Solanum dulcamara); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal dulcamara.
  2. A kind of apple so called.
  3. An American woody climber ( Celastrus scandens), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; - also called Roxbury waxwork.
  4. Anything which is bittersweet.
  5. Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence ( Fig.), pleasant but painful.

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sad, chocolatey, climbing nightshade, climbing bittersweet, brackish, belladonna plant, waxwork, deadly nightshade, tasteful, acidic, terrible, fiery, heartbreaking, poisonous nightshade, staff vine, semisweet, miserable, false bittersweet, tragic, dismal, chocolate, upsetting, Celastrus scandens, bittersweet nightshade, American Bittersweet, flavored, bitter, wax figure, unhappy, Solanum dulcamara, belladonna, depressing, woody nightshade, astringent, acid, painful, shrubby bittersweet.

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