squill

Bulb-forming perennial plant belonging to the lily family, found growing in dry places near the sea in Western Europe. Cultivated species usually bear blue flowers, either singly or in clusters, at the top of the stem. (Genus Scilla, family Liliaceae.)
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squill

[n] - bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
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Squill

Squill noun [ French squille (also scille a squill, in sense 1), Latin squilla , scilla , Greek ....] 1. (Botany) (a) A European bulbous liliaceous plant ( Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima ), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic proper...
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squill

1. <botany> A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion. Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla; as, the bluebell squill (S. Mutans). ... 2. <zoology> A squilla. A mantis. ... Origin: F. Squille (also scille a squi...
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squill

(skwil) any of various plants of the genus Urginea, especially U. maritima or U. indica. the fleshy inner scales of the bulb of U. maritima or U. indica; a distinction is made between those with white bulbs (white squill) and those with red bulbs (red squill). red squill a v...
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Squill

• (n.) Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla; as, the bluebell squill (S. mutans). • (n.) A mantis. • (n.) A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion. • (n.) A squilla.
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squill

(from the article `pharmaceutical industry`) ...( 130– 200 ) included opium and squill among the drugs in his apothecary shop (pharmacy). Today derivatives of opium alkaloids are widely employed ...
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squill

any of the bulbous plants of the genus Scilla of the family Liliaceae, consisting of about 100 species, native to temperate Eurasia. The narrow, ...
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squill

squill, common name for two genera of Old World bulbous plants of the family Liliaceae (lily family). The horticulturists' squill is any plant of the genus Scilla, mostly spring-blooming low herbs with commonly deep blue but also white, rose, or purplish flowers borne along a leafless stem; the leav...
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Squill

Squill or the sea onion (Drimia maritima) is a plant of the Lily family native to the Mediterranean area, characterised by a long spike of white flowers. Extracts from the bulb are used both as a medicine and, in larger doses, as a rat poison.
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Squill

Squill is a medicine derived from the bulb of the squill plant. Squill resembles digitalis in its action, but its effects on the heart and blood vessels are much more powerful. In large doses Squill produces nausea and vomiting, and as such it was at one time used as an emetic. In smaller doses it mildly irritates the stomach, and produces reflex s...
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squill

Type: Term Pronunciation: skwil Definitions: 1. The cut and dried fleshy inner scales of the bulb of the white variety of Urginea maritima (Mediterranean squill), or of U. indica (Indian squill) (family Liliaceae); the central portion of the bulb is excluded during its processing; squill contains cardiac glycosides (scillaren-A and scillaren-B) and...
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squill

A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion. (Also squil).
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squill

sea-onion
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