Definitions of bittersweet:
  • noun:   twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
  • noun:   poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
  • adjective:   tinged with sadness
    Example: "A movie with a bittersweet ending"
  • adjective:   having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

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