The brine which stays in salt works after the sodium is concreted having a bitter style from chloride of magnesium which it includes
- A wading bird regarding the genus Botaurus allied to the herons of varied types
- fairly little compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes
- A wading bird associated with genus Botaurus, allied into herons, of various species.
- The brine which stays in salt works after the sodium is concreted, having a sour taste from chloride of magnesium which it has.
- a tremendously bitter substance of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., used by deceptive brewers in adulterating alcohol.
heron-like bird, 13c., botor, from Old French butor "bittern," possibly from Gallo-Roman *butitaurus, from Latin butionem "bittern" + taurus "bull" (see steer (letter.)); according to Pliny, so called due to its booming vocals, but this appears fanciful. Modern-day type from 1510s.
(n.) A wading bird of this genus Botaurus, allied into the herons, of varied types.
- (a.) The brine which continues to be in sodium works following the salt is concreted, having a bitter style from the chloride of magnesium which it has.
- (a.) A really sour substance of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., utilized by deceptive brewers in adulterating beer.
This form Nitzsch was only able to find in the bittern (Ardea stellaris).