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bitter apple

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bitter apple

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(Plants) another name for colocynth

col•o•cynth

(ˈkɒl ə sɪnθ)

n.
1. Also called bitter apple. a Mediterranean and S Asian plant, Citrullus colocynthis, of the gourd family, bearing a round, yellow or green fruit with a bitter pulp.
2. a drug derived from the pulp of the fruit, used as a purgative.
[1555–65; < Latin colocynthis < Greek kolokynthís, variant of kolókyntha bitter gourd]
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