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Meaning & Definition of Bittersweet in English

English

Bittersweet

/bɪtərswit/

noun

1. Poisonous perennial old world vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries

  • Widespread weed in north america
    synonym:
  • bittersweet
  • ,
  • bittersweet nightshade
  • ,
  • climbing nightshade
  • ,
  • deadly nightshade
  • ,
  • poisonous nightshade
  • ,
  • woody nightshade
  • ,
  • Solanum dulcamara

2. Twining shrub of north america having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

    synonym:
  • bittersweet
  • ,
  • American bittersweet
  • ,
  • climbing bittersweet
  • ,
  • false bittersweet
  • ,
  • staff vine
  • ,
  • waxwork
  • ,
  • shrubby bittersweet
  • ,
  • Celastrus scandens

adjective

1. Tinged with sadness

  • "A movie with a bittersweet ending"
    synonym:
  • bittersweet

2. Having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

    synonym:
  • bittersweet
  • ,
  • semisweet