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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber;
[syn: Ecballium, genus Ecballium]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ecballium \Ec*bal"li*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See Ecbole.] (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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Ecballium n 1: exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber [syn: Ecballium, genus Ecballium]