Bitter cucumber

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Related to Bitter cucumber: bitter melon
(Bot.) the Citrullus Colocynthis syn. Cucumis Colocynthis. See Colocynth.

See also: Cucumber

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Thanks to the miracle of electronics and silicon, one finds that "Citrullus colocynthis, commonly known as the colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, egusi, or vine of Sodom (I beg your pardon
In the end, she spat out the chewed leaves of the shrub, which taste - in Policha's own words - "like bitter cucumber peels.
Bitter cucumber is suitable for colicky abdominal pains.