Elaterium, genus medicamenti. Plin. A medicine made of the iuice of wilde cucumbers to purge choler & fleume. Also the cucumber it selfe, which hath leaues like the garden cucumber, but small fruite like a long acorne.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
ĕlătērĭum, ii, n., = e)lath/rion, a medicine prepared from the juice of the wild cucumber, Cels. 5, 12; 6, 5; Scribon. Comp. 70, 224; Plin. 20, 1, 3, 5 al.