bit'ter herb'

1. an Old World herb, Centaurium erythraea, used dried in medicine as a tonic.
2. the turtlehead, Chelone glabra, used in medicine as a tonic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.
3. herb that tastes bitter, as horseradish, traditionally eaten at the Seder, and serving as a reminder of the Israelites' slavery in Egypt.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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