any of a genus (Scilla) of low, bulbous, perennial plants of the lily family, grown for their blue, pink, or white bell-shaped flowers
Origin of scillaModern Latin from L, squill
Any of several bulbous Eurasian and African plants of the genus Scilla, having narrow leaves and cultivated for their bell-shaped blue, white, or pink flowers. Also called squill .
Origin of scillaNew Latin Scilla genus name from Latin scilla squill ( Urginea maritima ) ; see squill .
From Latin scilla, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎºÎ¯Î»Î»Î± (skilla).