Definitions for "Bittern"
Keywords:  heron, wading, tawny, cry, nocturnal
A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species.
relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes
a long-necked, brownish, wading-bird with a resonant cry
The brine which remains in salt works after the salt is concreted, having a bitter taste from the chloride of magnesium which it contains.
solution of magnesium salts
The liquid remaining after sea water has been concentrated by evaporation until salt has crystallized.
A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer.