Middle English Dictionary Entry

coloquint(ide n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

The plant colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis) or its fruit or pith.

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  • a1484 Diseases Women (2) (Trin-C R.14.52)522/1129 : A plaster that castith out a ded chield from the matrice..take the juce of rewe..powder of colloquintide ʒ 3, and encorpore hem toguyder in a nessh manere..and warme ley it to vnder the navil on the wombe.
  • Note: Ed.: "coloquintida 'colocynth, a vine bearing a bitter fruit used as a purgative (Citrullus colocynthis)'."
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