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Bittern

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Noun

1. bittern

relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes

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Bittern

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noun
any wading bird of the genera Ixobrychus and Botaurus, related and similar to the herons but with shorter legs and neck, a stouter body, and a booming call: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
noun
the bitter liquid remaining after common salt has been crystallized out of sea water: a source of magnesium, bromine, and iodine compounds

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Bittern

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nounWord forms: plural ˈbitterns or ˈbittern
any of a subfamily (Botaurinae) of wading birds, including a genus (Botaurus) noted for the resounding, thumping call of the male
noun
the bitter liquid left after the crystallization of salt from brine

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Bittern

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n.
Any of several wading birds of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus, having mottled brownish plumage and, in most species, a deep booming cry in the male.
n.
The bitter water solution of bromides, magnesium, and calcium salts remaining after sodium chloride is crystallized out of seawater.

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