Definitions

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  • adj. Reasonably bitter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat bitter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat bitter; moderately bitter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. somewhat bitter

Etymologies

bitter +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet the lovely bitterish smell that fills your kitchen takes the edge off the exertion.

    Holy-Moly Lobster Mole

  • Tasting litteh for the first time, he immediately recognized the marjoram, cilantro, and golpar—a bitterish Persian spice—that define the Iranian condiment.

    One Big Table

  • The key ingredient in this daal is 1 1/2 tsp freshly powdered methi seeds which impart a unique bitterish taste.

    Daal Palak - 2

  • Well, what can I say except that there is simply no way to chase cookies with bits of tangy toffee and bitterish walnuts in a cookie that is pure brownie awesomeness in the middle, replete with the shiny crackled lid…

    chickpea salad with roasted red peppers | smitten kitchen

  • There was a bitterish, vegetal component to the green puree and a sweetness to the cherry sauce.

    Sumile's cherry blossom menu: 701 issagoodbrillian stars

  • Rock salt is found also in every part of the eastern mountain from Kenne southward, and the peasants of Egypt and Nubia collect it; but it has a very disagreeable bitterish-sweet taste.

    Travels in Nubia

  • Kordofan, whither it is imported from Darfour; and salt, from the salt mines of Boyedha; but this salt is dear, and the poor use as a substitute for it a brine, which they procure by dissolving in hot water lumps of a reddish coloured saline earth, of a bitterish, disagreeable taste, which they purchase from the Bedouins of the eastern desert; it seems to contain ochre and allum.

    Travels in Nubia

  • In one or two of them the water is drinkable, but in the greater part, it is of a bitterish and very disagreeable taste, though in great plenty.

    Travels in Nubia

  • The breeze ruffled my hair and brought the bitterish scent of unripe chyst to us.

    Timegod's World

  • Less in America than in Europe, the seeds, which, like other parts of the plant, are aromatic and bitterish, are used for flavoring various beverages, cakes, and candies, especially "comfits."

    Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses

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