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1bittern

noun bit·tern \ˈbi-tərn\

Definition of BITTERN

:  any of various small or medium-sized usually secretive herons (especially genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus)

Origin of BITTERN

Middle English bitoure, from Anglo-French butor, from Vulgar Latin *butitaurus, from Latin buteo hawk + taurus bull
First Known Use: 1515

Rhymes with BITTERN

2bittern

noun

Definition of BITTERN

:  the bitter water solution of salts that remains after sodium chloride has crystallized out of a brine

Origin of BITTERN

irregular from 1bitter
First Known Use: 1682

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