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  • n. colocynth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See colocynth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The colocynth or bitter apple. See colocynth.

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  • The colocynth. OED sez:
    "The Bitter-apple (Citrullus Colocynthis), a widely-cultivated plant of the Gourd family, the fruit of which is about the size of an orange, and contains a light spongy and extremely bitter pulp, furnishing the well-known purgative drug. Also the fruit of this plant, and the drug prepared from it."

    April 10, 2008