how to pronounce bittern


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bittern is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of bittern


  1. The saline substance added to soy milk to coagulate it as a primary step in the production of tofu.
  2. A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus indicus, etc., used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer.
  3. Several bird species in the Botaurinae subfamily of the heron family Ardeidae.
  4. The liquor remaining after halite (common salt) has been harvested from saline water (brine).

bittern frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bittern occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bittern can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bittern can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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