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English Dictionary: colocynth by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Colocynth \Col"ocynth\, n. [L. colocynthis, Gr. [?]. Cf.
      {Coloquintida}.] (Med.)
      The light spongy pulp of the fruit of the bitter cucumber
      ({Citrullus, [or] Cucumis, colocynthis}), an Asiatic plant
      allied to the watermelon; coloquintida. It comes in white
      balls, is intensely bitter, and a powerful cathartic. Called
      also {bitter apple}, {bitter cucumber}, {bitter gourd}.
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