- sea onion
Origin of squillMiddle English ; from Classical Latin squilla, scilla ; from Classical Greek skilla
- a. Any of several plants of the genus Urginea of Africa and Eurasia, especially the Mediterranean species U. maritima, having a large bulb and lanceolate leaves.b. A powder prepared from the dried inner scales of the bulbs of U. maritima, used as rat poison and formerly as a cardiac stimulant, expectorant, and diuretic.
- See scilla.
Origin of squillMiddle English, from Latin scilla, squill (Urginea maritima), from Greek skilla.