Related to Bitterwort: gentian root


n.1.(Bot.) The yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea), which has a very bitter taste.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hispanic males reported using flaxseed and cranberry juice in addition to barley, chan, noni, roselle, and rue (bitterwort).