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Definition 1: twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bittersweet in the sense of this definition

(bittersweet is a kind of ...) a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

(... is a member of bittersweet) genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet

Definition 2: poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bittersweet in the sense of this definition

(bittersweet is a kind of ...) any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit

(... is a member of bittersweet) type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet

Definition 3: tinged with sadness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bittersweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a movie with a bittersweet ending

(bittersweet is similar to ...) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

Definition 4: having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for bittersweet in the sense of this definition

(bittersweet is similar to ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

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