Definitions

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  • n. A colourless viscous substance having a bittersweet taste, formerly supposed to be the essential principle of bile, but later identified as a mixture, principally of salts of glycocholic acid and taurocholic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless viscous substance having a bitter-sweet taste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bitter-sweet substance obtained from bile.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, meaning "bitter honey".

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