squirting cucumber


: a Mediterranean plant (Ecballium elaterium) of the gourd family with oblong fruit that bursts from the peduncle when ripe and forcibly ejects the seeds

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squirting cucumber was in 1802

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“Squirting cucumber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirting%20cucumber. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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