- sea onion
Origin: Middle English from Classical Latin squilla, scilla from Glassical Greek skilla
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- Any of several bulbous Eurasian and African plants of the genus Scilla, having narrow leaves and bell-shaped blue, white, or pink flowers.
- See sea onion.
- The dried inner scales of the bulbs of any of these plants, used as rat poison and formerly as a cardiac stimulant, expectorant, and diuretic.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin scilla, squilla, shrimp, squill, from Greek skilla.