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 Classical Latin 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 σκίλλα (skilla).