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|Noun||1.||American bittersweet - twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds|
Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, shrubby bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork, bittersweet
Celastrus, genus Celastrus - genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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