a Mediterranean plant, Ecballium elaterium, of the gourd family, whose ripened fruit forcibly ejects the seeds and juice.
a hairy cucurbitaceous plant, Ecballium elaterium, of the Mediterranean region, having a fruit that discharges its seeds explosively when ripe
verb (used without object) 1. to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice: The hose squirted all over us. 2. to eject a spurt of liquid: The lemon squirted in my eye. verb (used with object) 3. to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to spurt or issue in a jet, as from […]
- Squirt the bird
jargon, communications To transmit a signal up to a satellite. “Crew and talent are ready, what time do we squirt the bird?” (1997-04-29)
verb (used with object) 1. to squeeze or squash. verb (used without object) 2. (of water, soft mud, etc.) to make a gushing or splashing sound when walked in or on: The soaking wet sneakers squished as he walked. noun 3. a squishing sound: the squish of footsteps on wet leaves. verb 1. (transitive) to […]
adjective, squishier, squishiest. 1. soft and wet: The ground was squishy from the rain. 2. softly gurgling or splashing: The sponge made a squishy sound when it was squeezed. 3. emotional or sentimental. adjective -ier, -iest 1. soft and yielding to the touch squirts