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English adjective: bittersweet

1. bittersweet tinged with sadness

SamplesA movie with a bittersweet ending.



2. bittersweet having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness




English noun: bittersweet

1. bittersweet (plant) poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America

Synonymsbittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade

Broader (hypernym)nightshade

Member meronymgenus Solanum, Solanum

2. bittersweet (plant) twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

SynonymsAmerican bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, shrubby bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork

Broader (hypernym)vine

Member meronymCelastrus, genus Celastrus

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