- a Mexican and Central American plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family, with brown seeds used in insecticides and formerly in medicine
- the seeds, containing the alkaloids veratrine, veratridine, etc.
Origin of sabadillaSpanish cebadilla, diminutive of cebada, barley from Classical Latin cibare, to feed from cibus, food
- A plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) found from Mexico to Peru, having long spikelike racemes of small flowers, long narrow leaves, and seeds that contain veratridine and other alkaloids.
- A preparation of the seeds of this plant, used as an insecticide and in some medicinal preparations.
Origin of sabadillaSpanish cebadilla diminutive of cebada barley from Latin cibātus from past participle of cibāre to feed from cibus food