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squirting cucumber

noun
  1. a Mediterranean plant, Ecballium elaterium, of the gourd family, whose ripened fruit forcibly ejects the seeds and juice.
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Origin of squirting cucumber

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for squirting cucumber

squirting cucumber

noun
  1. a hairy cucurbitaceous plant, Ecballium elaterium, of the Mediterranean region, having a fruit that discharges its seeds explosively when ripe
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