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A preparation, usually of herbal origin, with a bitter taste, which allegedly triggers a cascade of sensory CNS responses—e.g., stimulation of appetite, increased flow of gastric and bile juices, hepatic detoxification, and effecting intrinsic repair of the gastrointestinal tract

bitter

(bĭt′ĕr) [AS. biter, strong]
Having a caustic, sharp, or disagreeable taste. It is one of the five taste senses (bitter, salty, savory, sour, and sweet).

bitter

1. an austere and unpalatable taste like that of quinine.
2. a medicinal and culinary agent used as a tonic, alterative or appetizer.

bitter almond
a variety of Prunus amygdalus, the almond tree. Grown for the production of almond oil. The kernel of its seed contains sufficient cyanogenetic glycoside to be a possible cause of cyanide poisoning. The smell of bitter almonds is often quoted as being a characteristic finding in cases of cyanide poisoning in animals.
bitter bark
see alstoniaconstricta.
bitter melon
citrulluslanatus.
bitter rubberweed
hymenoxysodorata.
bitter sneezeweed
heleniumamarum.
bitter vetch
ervumervilia.
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When tasting the finished product, it should be smooth with no bitterness," she says.
Lots of sweet fruit aromas, tart raspberry sweetness with a slight hop bitterness.
The top armed opposition leader however admitted that the genocide committed by president Kiir's government has inflicted bitterness on the people of South Sudan, including leaders, saying there was need to come up a workable system coupled with reconciliation to erase the bitterness and reunite the people of South Sudan.
53 international bitterness units, yeasty, dark bread flavors with ripe fruit.
There is no need for any argument or bitterness any more.
The malt overpowers the hops, you get a little bitterness and a little fruity melon, but it's mostly malt.
Since humans have evolved over millennia to avoid bitterness, it could be hypothesized that women, due to their heightened sensitivity, are less likely to drink coffee on a daily basis when compared to men.
Consumers have reported a variety of tastes from stevia-based sweeteners, including bitterness.
Some breweries have pushed it beyond 1,000IBU but they are the exceptions - and after a certain point our tastebuds can't register extra bitterness anyway.
THE father of the traveller killed by reality star Paddy Doherty's son in a horror smash says he feels no bitterness over the tragedy.
These wounds can leave a person with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness and sometimes even vengeance.
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Most children, who are sensitive to bitterness, often run away from eating greens but adding a small amount of dip to their serving of vegetables can tempt them to eating more of them, a new study has revealed.