\\ˈaməˌrȯid\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Latin amarus bitter + English -oid; akin to Old English ampre sorrel, Old High German ampfaro, Old Norse apr sharp, Greek ōmos raw, cruel, Sanskrit amla, ambla sour
: any bitter vegetable extractive of definite chemical composition other than an alkaloid or glucoside

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