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Spell Check of bittersweet

Correct spelling: bittersweet

Definition of bittersweet:

1) twining shrub of North America having three- valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

2) having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

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

4) tinged with sadness; " a movie with a bittersweet ending"

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

6) Anything which is bittersweet.

7) A kind of apple so called.

8) 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.

9) 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.

Common misspellings:

  • bitersweet (30%)
  • bitterweet (30%)
  • bettersweet (20%)
  • bittersweetness (20%)

Examples of usage:

1) But the knowledge is bittersweet, for it comes too late. - "A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)", Mrs. Sutherland Orr.

2) On the luncheon table homespun runners were used, crossed in the center where a brown wicker basket filled with the gray green of bayberry branches, brightened by the orange of bittersweet, stood on a mat of fragrant pine. - "Entertaining Made Easy", Emily Rose Burt.

3) The head was buffy yellow, changing to bittersweet orange back of the eyes and on the gills. - "Edge of the Jungle", William Beebe.

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