coloquintida

[ kol-uh-kwin-ti-duh ]
/ ˌkɒl əˈkwɪn tɪ də /
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noun

Origin of coloquintida

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek kolokýnthida, accusative of kolokynthís colocynth
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Examples from the Web for coloquintida

  • The food that to him now is as luscious as locusts, shall be to him shortly as bitter as coloquintida.

    Familiar Quotations|John Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for coloquintida

coloquintida

/ (ˌkɒləˈkwɪntɪdə) /

noun

another name for colocynth

Word Origin for coloquintida

C14: from Medieval Latin, from colocynthid- colocynth
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