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meanings of bittersweet


  1. A vine, of the genus Celastrus, having small orange fruit that open to reveal red seeds.
  2. Any variety of clam in the family Glycymerididae.
  3. Bittersweetness.
  4. Solanum dulcamara.
  5. A pinkish-orange color. Any color in between scarlet and orange.
  6. A variety of apple with a bittersweet taste.


  1. Of bittersweet color.
  2. Expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure. The break-up was very bittersweet; they both hurt to end it, but were glad it was over.
  3. Both bitter and sweet.