coloquintida

noun col·o·quin·ti·da \ˌkäləˈkwintə̇də\

Definition of coloquintida

plural

-s

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Origin and Etymology of coloquintida

Medieval Latin coloquintida, alteration of Latin colocynthis — more at colocynth


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