[syn: scilla, squill]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squill \Squill\ (skw[i^]l), n. [F. squille (also scille a
squill, in sense 1), L. squilla, scilla, Gr. ?.]
(a) A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea
maritima, 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 (Scilla mutans).
(a) A squilla.
(b) A mantis.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as
2: having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a
bulb with medicinal properties [syn: sea squill, sea
onion, squill, Urginea maritima]
3: an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal
leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers [syn: