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Definition of Ecballium

Ecballium
Ecballium Ec*bal"li*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See Ecbole.] (Bot.) 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.

Meaning of Ecballium from wikipedia

- Ecballium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cucurbitaceae containing a single species, Ecballium elaterium, also called the squirting cu****ber...
- also from Ecballium elaterium Citrullus colocynthis, Cucurbita andreana, deters feeding by flea beetle: 55  Hexanorcucurbitacin I from Ecballium elaterium: 56 ...
- Cyclanthera brachystachya, the exploding cu****ber (but not to be confused with Ecballium elaterium), in the cucurbit or gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), is a herbaceous...
- Bryonieae Dumort. Austrobryonia H.Schaef. (4 spp.) Bryonia L. (10 spp.) Ecballium A.Rich. (1 sp.) Tribe Schizopeponeae C.Jeffrey Herpetospermum Wall. ex...
- parviflora, Oxalia acetosella and Ecballium elaterium, turgor pressure is the method by which seeds are dis****d. In Ecballium elaterium, or squirting cu****ber...
- elaterium. However, some scholars believe that he was instead referring to Ecballium elaterium, known in pre-Linnean times as Cu****is silvestris or Cu****is...
- However, some scholars[who?] believe that he was instead referring to Ecballium elaterium, known in pre-Linnean times as Cu****is silvestris or Cu****is...
- naked eye: Telegraph plant (Codariocalyx motorius) Squirting cu****ber (Ecballium elaterium) Cardamine hirsuta and other Cardamine spp. have seed pods which...
- triggered by being touched, leading it to be called the "touch-me-not". Ecballium elaterium, the "squirting cu****ber", uses explosive dehiscence to dis****...
- Boiss. & Noë nom. inval. Cucurbita aspera Sol. ex G.Forst. nom. inval. Ecballium lambertianum M.Roem. Melo adana (Pangalo) Pangalo Melo adzhur Pangalo...