coloquintida

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coloquintida (countable and uncountable, plural coloquintidas)

  1. (obsolete) Colocynth, a viny plant bearing extremely bitter fruit.
    • c. 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act I, Scene 3,[1]
      [] the food that to him now is as luscious as locusts, shall be to him shortly as bitter as coloquintida.