Origin of coloquintida

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek kolokýnthida, accusative of kolokynthís colocynth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of coloquintida

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

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    John Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for coloquintida



another name for colocynth

Word Origin for coloquintida

C14: from Medieval Latin, from colocynthid- colocynth
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