Definition of Bitters

1. Noun. Alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots.




Definition of Bitters

1. n. pl. A liquor, generally spirituous in which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped.

Definition of Bitters

1. Noun. A liquid used in mixed drinks or as a tonic into which bitter herbs have been steeped, (can also be found in powdered form for adding to mixed drinks). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bitters

1. bitter [v] - See also: bitter

Medical Definition of Bitters

1. A liquor, generally spirituous in which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitters

bittering
bitterings
bitterish
bitterling
bitterlings
bitterly
bittern
bitterness
bitternesses
bitterns
bitternut
bitternut hickory
bitternuts
bitterroot
bitterroots
bitters (current term)
bittersweet
bittersweet chocolate
bittersweet nightshade
bittersweetly
bittersweetness
bittersweets
bitterweed
bitterweeds
bitterwood
bitterwood tree
bitterwoods
bitterwort
bitterworts
bitthead

Literary usage of Bitters

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1888)
"Atwood's Quinine Tonic bitters, Boston. Dose, half tablespoon ful to half ... LF Atwood's Jaundice bitters, Portland, Me. Half tablespoon to wineglass, ..."

2. Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted by American Medical Association (1912)
"Ben Hur Kidney and Liver bitters. Berg's Hawkeye bitters. Belvedere stomach bitters ... Columbo Peptic bitters. Columbo Tonic bitters. Cooper's Nerve Tonic. ..."

3. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"This is not, however, through the bitters acting on the gastric mucous membrane ... bitters given shortly before a meal sometimes augment this reflex in ..."

4. Beverages and Their Adulteration: Origin, Composition, Manufacture, Natural by Harvey Washington Wiley (1919)
"Kapuziner Kloster bitters, Union Wholesale Liquor Co., Chicago, ... Koehler's Stomach bitters, Koehler bitters Co., New York City. ..."

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