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coloquintida

[kol-uh-kwin-ti-duh]
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noun
  1. colocynth(defs 1, 2).

Origin of coloquintida

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek kolokýnthida, accusative of kolokynthís colocynth
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  • The food that to him now is as luscious as locusts, shall be to him shortly as bitter as coloquintida.

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British Dictionary definitions for coloquintida

coloquintida

noun
  1. another name for colocynth

Word Origin

C14: from Medieval Latin, from colocynthid- colocynth
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