Definitions for ecballium

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ecballium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ecballium, genus Ecballium(noun)

    exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecballium(noun)

    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

Translation

Find a translation for the ecballium definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ecballium definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ecballium." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ecballium>.

Are we missing a good definition for ecballium?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ecballium: