coloquintida


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coloquintida

(ˌkɒləˈkwɪntɪdə)
n
(Plants) another name for colocynth
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from colocynthid- colocynth]
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This problem with sympathetic identification is also evident in one of the remaining autobiographical intrusions in the published article where Hazlitt pulls himself up short and announces that he will not compare his life with that of the heroically decisive boxer: "I will not libel any life by comparing it to mine, which is (at the date of these presents) bitter as coloquintida and the dregs of aconitum