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squill

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

squilln. [F. squille (also scille a squill, in sense 1), L. squilla, scilla, Gr. .].
  •  A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea maritima, formerly Scilla maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties, used in medicine. Called also sea onion.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A squilla.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

squill, n.
1 any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla, esp. S. autumnalis.
2 a seashore plant, Urginea maritima, having bulbs used in diuretic and purgative preparations. Also called sea onion.
3 any crustacean of the genus Squilla.

Etymology
ME f. L squilla, scilla f. Gk skilla

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