climbing bittersweet

climbing bittersweet
Celastrus Celastrus n. the type genus of the {Celastraceae}, comprising the plants called {climbing bittersweet}; bittersweet and shrubby bittersweet; they are woody vines and shrubs native chiefly to Asia and Australia, bearing yellow to orange capsules which open to expose red-coated seeds. See also {bittersweet[3b]}.

Syn: genus {Celastrus}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • climbing bittersweet — bittersweet (def. 4). * * * …   Universalium

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  • bittersweet — bittersweetly, adv. bittersweetness, n. adj. /bit euhr sweet , bit euhr sweet /; n. /bit euhr sweet /, adj. 1. both bitter and sweet to the taste: bittersweet chocolate. 2. both pleasant and painful or regretful: a bittersweet memory. n. 3. Also… …   Universalium

  • bittersweet — I noun 1. poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral red berries; widespread weed in North America • Syn: ↑bittersweet nightshade, ↑climbing nightshade, ↑deadly nightshade, ↑poisonous nightshade, ↑woody nightshade,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bittersweet — Bit ter*sweet , n. 1. Anything which is bittersweet. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of apple so called. Gower. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) (a) A climbing shrub, with oval coral red berries ({Solanum dulcamara}); woody nightshade. The whole plant is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bittersweet — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sweet with a bitter aftertaste. 2) arousing pleasure tinged with sadness or pain. ► NOUN ▪ a vine like American climbing plant bearing clusters of bright orange pods …   English terms dictionary

  • bittersweet — [bit′ər swēt΄] n. ☆ 1. a North American twining woody vine (Celastrus scandens) of the staff tree family, with poisonous leaves, and bearing clusters of small orange fruits with bright red fleshy seeds 2. a poisonous, climbing European vine… …   English World dictionary

  • bittersweet — bit•ter•sweet adj. [[t]ˌbɪt ərˈswit, ˈbɪt ərˌswit[/t]] n. [[t]ˈbɪt ərˌswit[/t]] adj. 1) coo both bitter and sweet to the taste: bittersweet chocolate[/ex] 2) both pleasant and painful or regretful: a bittersweet memory[/ex] 3) pln a climbing or… …   From formal English to slang

  • bittersweet — noun /ˈbɪtəswit/ (say bituhsweet) 1. the woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, a climbing or trailing solanaceous plant with scarlet berries. 2. any climbing plant of the genus Celastrus, with orange capsules opening to expose red coated seeds,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • climbing nightshade — paprastasis karklavijas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Solanum dulcamara), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Solanum dulcamara angl. bitter nightshade; bitter sweet; bittersweet;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)