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bite the hand that feeds one to respond to kindness or generosity with harm or malice.
biting stinging; smarting. [3 definitions]
biting midge any of several tiny two-winged biting insects, similar to gnats, that attack in swarms.
bitt a strong post standing, usu. as one of a pair, on the deck of a ship, around which cables and lines are wound and caught, as in mooring. [3 definitions]
bitten a past participle of bite.
bitter having a sharp and unpleasant taste that is neither sour nor salty. [5 definitions]
bitter end the end or conclusion of an unpleasant process, situation, or activity (usu. prec. by "the"). [2 definitions]
bittern1 any of several herons, known for the booming cry of the male.
bittern2 a bitter solution of bromides, iodides, and other salts that remains after sodium chloride has been crystallized out of sea water or brine.
bitterroot a plant found in western North America that bears showy pink or white flowers and has a fleshy edible root.
bitters a liquid flavoring or tonic, often alcoholic, made by steeping bitter roots or herbs, used esp. in cocktails.
bittersweet a climbing, woody vine found in North America, bearing orange fruit that splits open when ripe to expose red-coated seeds. [5 definitions]
bitumen any of various natural substances composed chiefly of hydrocarbons, or such substances distilled from petroleum and coal, used for paving and waterproofing.
bituminous resembling or containing bitumen.
bituminous coal a mineral coal that yields pitch and tar and has a yellow smoky flame when it burns; soft coal.
bivalent in chemistry, having a valence of two, or having two valences. [3 definitions]
bivalve a mollusk with two shells hinged together, such as a mussel, oyster, or clam. [3 definitions]
bivouac a temporary encampment, esp. military, without protecting shelter. [2 definitions]
biweekly occurring or appearing every two weeks. [3 definitions]
biyearly happening every two years or lasting two years; biennial. [2 definitions]
bizarre strikingly odd or unusual, esp. in appearance or behavior.