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English → English (WordNet)
n : exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber [syn: genus Ecballium
English → English (gcide)
Ecballium \Ec*bal"li*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See Ecbole.]
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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