Definitions for bittersweetˌbɪt ərˈswit, ˈbɪt ərˌswit; ˈbɪt ərˌswit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bit•ter•sweetˌbɪt ərˈswit, ˈbɪt ərˌswit; ˈbɪt ərˌswit(adj.; n.)

  1. both bitter and sweet to the taste:

    bittersweet chocolate.

    Category: Cooking

  2. both pleasant and painful or regretful:

    a bittersweet memory.

  3. (n.)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.

    Category: Plants

  4. any climbing plant of the genus Celastrus, of the staff-tree family bearing orange capsules opening to expose red-coated seeds.

    Category: Plants

  5. pleasure mingled with pain or regret.

Origin of bittersweet:

1350–1400

bit`ter•sweet′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamara(noun)

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

  2. bittersweet, American bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork, shrubby bittersweet, Celastrus scandens(adj)

    twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

  3. bittersweet(adj)

    tinged with sadness

    "a movie with a bittersweet ending"

  4. bittersweet, semisweet(adj)

    having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

Wiktionary

  1. bittersweet(Noun)

    a vine, of the genus Celastrus, having small orange fruits that open to reveal red seeds

  2. bittersweet(Noun)

    the bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara

  3. bittersweet(Noun)

    A variety of apple with a bittersweet taste.

  4. bittersweet(Adjective)

    both bitter and sweet

  5. bittersweet(Adjective)

    expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure

    The break-up was very bittersweet; they both hurt to end it, but were glad it was over.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bittersweet(adj)

    sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but painful

  2. Bittersweet(noun)

    anything which is bittersweet

  3. Bittersweet(noun)

    a kind of apple so called

  4. Bittersweet(noun)

    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

  5. Bittersweet(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Bittersweet

    Bittersweet is the second studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Blu Cantrell, released in the United States on June 24, 2003 by Arista Records. It debuted at number thirty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart selling 29,000 units in its opening week and spawned the international hit single "Breathe". The album did not share the domestic success of So Blu, selling only 228,000 copies in the U.S. and remaining so far uncertified by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, unlike Cantrell's debut album, Bittersweet managed to reach international markets, performing modestly in certain European nations.


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