Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Somewhat bitter; moderately bitter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat bitter.

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  • adjective Reasonably bitter.

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  • adjective somewhat bitter

Etymologies

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bitter +‎ -ish

Examples

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

    Holy-Moly Lobster Mole

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • 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.

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

    Augieland:

  • 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

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