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bittern

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noun bit·tern \ ˈbi-tərn \

Definition of bittern

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

Origin and Etymology of bittern

Middle English bitoure, from Anglo-French butor, from Vulgar Latin *butitaurus, from Latin buteo hawk + taurus bull


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bittern

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Definition of bittern

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

Origin and Etymology of bittern

irregular from 1bitter


BITTERN Defined for Kids

bittern

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noun bit·tern \ ˈbi-tərn \

Definition of bittern for Students

:a brownish marsh bird which has a loud booming cry


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