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elaterium

/ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm/
noun
1.
a greenish sediment prepared from the juice of the squirting cucumber, used as a purgative
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C16: from Latin, from Greek elatērion squirting cucumber, from elatērios purgative, from elaunein to drive
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