Found 2 items, similar to Squirting cucumber.
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Definition: squirting cucumber
n : Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels
its seeds and juice violently when touched [syn: exploding cucumber
, Ecballium elaterium
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Definition: Squirting cucumber
(skw[~e]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squirted
pr. & vb. n. Squirting
.] [Cf. LG. swirtjen to squirt, OSw.
sqv["a]tta, E. squander.]
To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or
orifice; as, to squirt water.
The hard-featured miscreant coolly rolled his tobacco
in his cheek, and squirted the juice into the fire
grate. --Sir W.
. (Bot.) See Ecballium
(k?`k?m-b?r, formerly kou"k?m-b?r), n.
[OE. cucumer, cocumber, cucumber, fr. L. cucmis,
gen.cucumeris; cf. OF. cocombre,F. concombre.] (Bot.)
A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the
, esp. Cucumis sativus
, the unripe fruit of
which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants
or fruits of several other genera. See below.
(Bot.), the Citrullus Colocynthis
. See Colocynth
(a) A small, black flea-beetle (Crepidodera cucumeris
which destroys the leaves of cucumber, squash, and melon
(b) The squash beetle.
(a) A large ornamental or shade tree of the genus Magnolia
, so called from a slight
resemblance of its young fruit to a small cucumber.
(b) An East Indian plant (Averrhoa Bilimbi
) which produces
the fruit known as bilimbi.
, Jerusalem cucumber
, the prickly-fruited
gherkin (Cucumis Anguria
, a species (Cucumis flexuosus
for its long, curiously-shaped fruit.
, a plant (Ecbalium Elaterium
small oval fruit separates from the footstalk when ripe
and expels its seeds and juice with considerable force
through the opening thus made. See Elaterium
, a climbing weed (Sicyos angulatus