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elaterium

/ (ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm) /
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noun

a greenish sediment prepared from the juice of the squirting cucumber, used as a purgative

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Word Origin for elaterium

C16: from Latin, from Greek elatērion squirting cucumber, from elatērios purgative, from elaunein to drive

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