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elaterium


elaterium


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaterium  \El`a*te"ri*um\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  neut.  of  ? 
  driving.  See  2d  {Elater}.] 
  A  cathartic  substance  obtained,  in  the  form  of  yellowish  or 
  greenish  cakes,  as  the  dried  residue  of  the  juice  of  the  wild 
  or  squirting  cucumber  ({Ecballium  agreste},  formerly  called 
  {Momordica  Elaterium}).