bitters

noun plural
bit·​ters | \ ˈbit-ərz How to pronounce bitters (audio) \

Medical Definition of bitters

: a usually alcoholic solution of bitter and often aromatic plant products used especially in preparing mixed drinks or as a mild tonic

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“Bitters.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bitters. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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