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coloquintida

[kol-uh-kwin-ti-duh] /ˌkɒl əˈkwɪn tɪ də/
noun
1.
colocynth (defs 1, 2).
Origin of coloquintida
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek kolokýnthida, accusative of kolokynthís colocynth
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coloquintida

/ˌkɒləˈkwɪntɪdə/
noun
1.
another name for colocynth
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin, from colocynthid-colocynth
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