bittern definition

  • noun:
    • some of several wading wild birds of this genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus, having mottled brownish plumage and a deep booming weep in the male.
    • The sour liquid option of bromides, magnesium, and calcium salts continuing to be after sodium chloride is crystallized off seawater.
    • Several bird species in the heron household Ardeidae.
    • One species looking after have a relatively short throat in comparison with another family.
    • The alcohol remaining after halite (typical salt) is harvested from saline water (brine).
    • an extremely sour chemical of quassia, cocculus indicus, etc., used by deceptive brewers in adulterating beer.
    • A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various types.
    • The brine which continues to be in salt works following the sodium is concreted, having a bitter style from the chloride of magnesium which it has.
    • A very sour ingredient of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., utilized by deceptive brewers in adulterating beer.
    • A European wading bird, associated with the household Ardeid√¶ and subfamily Botaurin√¶; the Botaurus stellaris, some sort of heron.
    • Any heron for the subfamily Botaurin√¶.
    • In salt-works, the brine remaining after the sodium is concreted.
    • a rather bitter compound of quassia, cocculus indicus, licorice, tobacco, etc., utilized for adulterating beer. Also referred to as bittering.
    • fairly small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal practices and a booming weep; present marshes

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