Meaning of bitters
Pronunciation: (bit'urz), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
- a liquid, often an alcoholic liquor, in which bitter herbs or roots have steeped, used as a flavoring, esp. in mixed drinks, or as a tonic.
- a liquid, usually alcoholic, impregnated with a bitter medicine, as gentian or quassia, used to increase the appetite or as a tonic.
- bitter medicinal substances in general, as quinine.
- bitters (Thesaurus)