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Meaning of SQUILL

Pronunciation:  skwil

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
  2. [n]  having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
  3. [n]  bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
 

SQUILL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: scilla, sea squill, Urginea maritima
 
 See Also: bulb, genus Scilla, genus Urginea, liliaceous plant, Scilla verna, sea onion, spring squill, squill, Urginea

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Squill\, n. [F. squille (also scille a squill, in sense
1), L. squilla, scilla, Gr. ?.]
1. (Bot.)
   (a) A European bulbous liliaceous plant ({Urginea,
       formerly Scilla, maritima}), of acrid, expectorant,
       diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine.
       Called also {sea onion}.
   (b) Any bulbous plant of the genus {Scilla}; as, the
       bluebell squill ({S. mutans}).

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A squilla.
   (b) A mantis.

 

 

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