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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bit·ter·sweet /ˈbɪtɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bit·ter·sweet /ˈbɪtɝˌswɪt, ˌbɪtɝˈ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bit·ter·sweet a. Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but painful.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bit·ter·sweet, n.
 1. Anything which is bittersweet.
 2. A kind of apple so called.
 3. Bot. (a) A climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries (Solanum dulcamara); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal dulcamara. (b) An American woody climber (Celastrus scandens), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also called Roxbury waxwork.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tinged with sadness; "a movie with a bittersweet ending"
      2: having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
         [syn: semisweet]
      n 1: poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and
           oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
           [syn: bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly
           nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade,
            Solanum dulcamara]
      2: twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow
         capsules enclosing scarlet seeds [syn: American
         bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet,
          staff vine, waxwork, Celastrus scandens]