bitter herb

noun

Definition of bitter herb

  1. 1 :  an annual centaury (Centaurium umbellatum) with purplish rose flowers in dense clusters

  2. 2 :  turtlehead

  3. 3 :  a salad usually of horseradish and sometimes supplemented by cos lettuce eaten during the seder of Passover as maror with bitter herbs they shall eat it — Exodus 12:8 (Authorized Version)

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