Sabadilla meaning

săbə-dĭlə, -dēə
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.
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A preparation of the seeds of this plant, used as an insecticide and in some medicinal preparations.
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A Mexican and Central American plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family, with brown seeds used in insecticides and formerly in medicine.
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The seeds, containing the alkaloids veratrine, veratridine, etc.
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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.
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A preparation of the seeds of this plant, used as an insecticide and in some medicinal preparations.
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A Mexican and Central American plant of the lily family (Schoenocaulon officinale).
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The seeds of this plant, used in medicine and insecticides.
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Origin of sabadilla

  • Spanish cebadilla diminutive of cebada barley from Latin cibātus from past participle of cibāre to feed from cibus food

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition