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.
- 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).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A liquor, generally spirituous in which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped.
- n. alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
“We are human beings, and as such a handshake or a hug or the experience of sharing a bag of BBQ-chicken-flavoured potato crisps over a tankard of bitters is simply not fungible with anything else on this planet.”
“The resurgence in Italian bitters - liqueurs with a sweet-sour flavour profile - has prompted experimentation behind the bar at places like CinCin.”
“They must be known as bitters, or hostiles, or angries, pissed offs.”
“They must be known as bitters, or hostiles, or angries, pissed offs, or in DTL's case, straight-up bullshitters.”
“Chip: They must be known as bitters, or hostiles, or angries, pissed offs, or in DTL's case, straight-up bullshitters.”
“Valerien, a glass of bitters, that is to say, Vinoy's brigade, feigned to attack a saucer representing the Montretout batteries; while the regular army and National Guard, symbolized by a glass of vermouth and absinthe, were coming in solid masses from the south, and marching straight into the heart of the enemy, the match-box.”
“You like to see other folks; taking the bitters is another thing.”
“Evidently the best ingredient in the bitters was the solvent, not the”
“Every evening, from five to seven, they fought a decisive battle upon each marble table, sustained by the artillery of the iced decanter which represented Mount Valerien, a glass of bitters, that is to say,”
“Many turned to other brands, including Fee Brothers, a New York-based, family-owned company that makes Old Fashion Aromatic bitters, which is comparable to Angostura in price and herbal characteristics.”
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