squirting cucumber


noun

a Mediterranean plant, Ecballium elaterium, of the gourd family, whose ripened fruit forcibly ejects the seeds and juice.

Nearby words

  1. squirrelfish,
  2. squirrely,
  3. squirt,
  4. squirt can,
  5. squirt gun,
  6. squish,
  7. squishy,
  8. squit,
  9. squiz,
  10. squoosh

Origin of squirting cucumber

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for squirting cucumber

squirting cucumber

noun

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