bitters 1713, from BITTER (Cf. bitter). So called for its taste.

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  • Bitters — A bitters is an alcoholic beverage prepared with herbs and citrus dissolved in alcohol or glycerine and having a bitter or bittersweet flavor. There are numerous brands of bitters, which were formerly marketed as patent medicines but are now… …   Wikipedia

  • bitters — /bit euhrz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. a liquid, often an alcoholic liquor, in which bitter herbs or roots have steeped, used as a flavoring, esp. in mixed drinks, or as a tonic. 2. Pharm. a. a liquid, usually alcoholic, impregnated with a… …   Universalium

  • Bitters — Amer (apéritif) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Amer. L amer (appelé aussi amère ou bitter) est une liqueur apéritive fabriquée à partir de l infusion de plantes amères. Certains amers sont des ingrédients dans différents cocktails. Les plantes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bitters End — Infobox Song Name = Bitters End Artist = Roxy Music Album = Roxy Music Released= June 1972 track no = 10 Recorded = 27 29 March 1972 at Command Studios, London Genre = Art/Glam rock Length = 2:03 Writer = Bryan Ferry [Label =] Producer = Peter… …   Wikipedia

  • Bitters and Blue Ruin — Infobox Film name = Bitters and Blue Ruin image size = caption = director = Sean Kelley producer = Scott Elwell writer = Scott Elwell Sean Kelley narrator = starring = music = Cermit Fluffi cinematography = Krista Mazzeo editing = Sean Kelley… …   Wikipedia

  • bitters — 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) …   Wiktionary

  • bitters — 1. An alcoholic liquor in which bitter vegetable substances ( e.g., quinine, gentian) have been steeped. 2. Bitter vegetable drugs ( e.g., quassia, gentian, cinchona), usually used as tonics. SYN: amara. aromatic b. b. with a pleasant …   Medical dictionary

  • Bitters — Bịtters   [englisch], Singular Bịtter der, s, deutsch Bittere, Bitterstoffe enthaltende Spirituosen mit (in Deutschland) mindestens 32 Volumenprozent Alkohol; von appetitanregender und verdauungsfördernder Wirkung …   Universal-Lexikon

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