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bit·ter·sweet / ˈbitərˌswēt/ • adj. (of food, drink, or flavor) sweet with a bitter aftertaste. ∎  arousing pleasure tinged with sadness or pain: bittersweet memories. • n. 1. another term for woody nightshade (see nightshade). 2. a vinelike climbing plant (genus Celastrus, family Celastraceae) that bears clusters of bright orange pods.

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bittersweet See nightshade

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