colocynth fruit

colocynth fruit (kˑ·l·sinth frōōtˑ),

n Latin Name:
Citrullus colocynthis; part used: pulp; uses: cathartic; precautions: can stimulate bowel movements with violent gripping pain plus occasional bloody discharge and dangerous inflammation of the bowels; can cause colitis and death. Also called
colocynth pulp, bitter cucumber, and
apple (bitter).