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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elaterium \El`a*te"ri*um\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, neut. of ? driving. See 2d Elater.] A cathartic substance obtained, in the form of yellowish or greenish cakes, as the dried residue of the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly called Momordica Elaterium). [1913 Webster]