bitter apple
Colocynth Col"ocynth, n. [L. colocynthis, Gr. ?. Cf. {Coloquintida}.] (Med.) The light spongy pulp of the fruit of the bitter cucumber ({Citrullus colocynthis}, or {Cucumis colocynthis}), an Asiatic plant allied to the watermelon; coloquintida. It comes in white balls, is intensely bitter, and a powerful cathartic. Called also {bitter apple}, {bitter cucumber}, {bitter gourd}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bitter apple — Bitter Bit ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bitter apple — n. COLOCYNTH …   English World dictionary

  • bitter-apple — kartusis arbūzas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Citrullus colocynthis). atitikmenys: lot. Citrullus colocynthis; Colocynthis vulgaris; Cucumis colocynthis angl. bitter apple; colocynth; vine… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bitter-apple — pilkalapis baklažanas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Solanum incanum), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. Naudojamas baklažanų selekcijai. atitikmenys: lot. Solanum coagulans; Solanum …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bitter-apple — bittˈer apple noun A type of cucumber, the colocynth • • • Main Entry: ↑bitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitter-apple — n. Colocynth, coloquintida, bitter cucumber, bitter gourd …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bitter apple — colocynth (defs. 1, 2). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • bitter apple — SYN: colocynth. * * * colocynth …   Medical dictionary

  • bitter apple — noun another term for colocynth …   English new terms dictionary

  • bitter apple — bit′ter ap′ple n. pln colocynth 1) • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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