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  • n. 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).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bitter medicines generally, as cinchona, quinine, etc.
  • Specifically, a liquor (generally a spirituous liquor) in which bitter herbs or roots are steeped. Bitters are employed as stomachics, anthelminthics, and in various other ways.

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

  • n. alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots

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