Part of speech: noun

A bitter greenish fluid secreted by the liver.

Part of speech: noun

Anger; peevishness.

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Usage examples "bile":

  1. Hindus have a festal day for their cattle, called Bile polar, on which they give them extra food; their horns are coloured and decorated with gold paper and long tassels made of the fibrous roots of a shrub, and a variety of devices are imprinted on their bodies in red paint, generally circles or the outstretched hand. - "India and the Indians", Edward F. Elwin.
  2. Then, on account of the use made of the bile after it is passed into the food canal, the liver is also classed as a digestive organ. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. The yellow color of the wattles and comb is the first symptom; the appetite is variable, the feathers appear rough and dry, the head is retracted, and the bird finally dies owing to the absorption of bile in the blood. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.