from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of cucurbitaceous plants, closely allied to Momordica.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of cucurbitaceous plants consisting of the single species
Ecballium agreste(or Elaterium), the squirting cucumber. Its fruit, when ripe, bursts and violently ejects its seeds, together with a mucilaginous juice, from which elaterium, a powerful cathartic medicine, is prepared.
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- noun exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber
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