Bitter+taste

  • 1Taste — (or, more formally, gustation) is a form of direct chemoreception and is one of the traditional five senses. It refers to the ability to detect the flavor of substances such as food and poisons. In humans and many other vertebrate animals the… …

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  • 2Bitter — Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter… …

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  • 3Bitter apple — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 4Bitter cress — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 5Bitter cucumber — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 6Bitter earth — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 7Bitter gourd — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 8Bitter principles — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 9Bitter salt — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 10Bitter vetch — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …

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  • 11Taste — Taste, n. 1. The act of tasting; gustation. [1913 Webster] 2. A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an… …

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  • 12Taste buds — Taste Taste, n. 1. The act of tasting; gustation. [1913 Webster] 2. A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste… …

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  • 13Taste goblets — Taste Taste, n. 1. The act of tasting; gustation. [1913 Webster] 2. A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste… …

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  • 14bitter — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet. 2) causing pain or unhappiness. 3) feeling anger, hurt, and resentment. 4) (of a conflict) harsh and acrimonious. 5) (of wind or weather) intensely cold. ► NOUN 1) …

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  • 15Bitter lemon — is a carbonated soft drink flavoured with quinine and lemon. It is the quinine that gives this drink its bitter taste. The sole difference between tonic water and bitter lemon is the addition of the lemon flavour. Bitter lemon is produced by… …

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  • 16bitter almond — n an almond with a bitter taste that contains amygdalin also a tree (Prunus dulcis amara) of the rose family (Rosaceae) producing bitter almonds * * * 1. Prunus dulcis var. amara. 2. the fruit or seed of P. dulcis var. amara, which contains the… …

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  • 17bitter principle — n any of various neutral substances of strong bitter taste (as aloin) extracted from plants …

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  • 18taste — taste1 W2S2 [teıst] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(what you like)¦ 3¦(judgment)¦ 4¦(what is acceptable/not offensive)¦ 5¦(experience)¦ 6¦(feeling)¦ 7 ... to taste ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(FOOD)¦ …

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  • 19taste — I n. appreciation sense of what is proper 1) to acquire, cultivate, develop a taste 2) to demonstrate, display, show (a) taste 3) (an) acquired; artistic; bad; discriminating; elegant, excellent, exquisite; good taste (it is bad taste to ignore… …

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  • 20bitter — adj. & n. adj. 1 having a sharp pungent taste; not sweet. 2 a caused by or showing mental pain or resentment (bitter memories; bitter rejoinder). b painful or difficult to accept (bitter disappointment). 3 a harsh; virulent (bitter animosity). b… …

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