The definition of bittersweet is a combination of both bitter and sweet, or an emotional feeling that is a mixture of both happy and sad.(adjective)
Bittersweet is defined as a climbing plant in the nightshade family or Celastrus genus, or the emotion that joins joy and sadness.(noun)
See bittersweet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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Origin: After its roots, which are said to taste bitter, then sweet when chewed.
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