Scilla meaning

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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.
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Any of a genus (Scilla) of low, bulbous, perennial plants of the lily family, grown for their blue, pink, or white bell-shaped flowers.
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(botany) A plant of the genus Scilla; a squill.
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(pharmacology) A bulb of Urginea scilla.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Hyacinthaceae "” the squills.
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Origin of scilla

  • New Latin Scilla genus name from Latin scilla squill (Urginea maritima) squill

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

  • From Latin scilla, from Ancient Greek σκίλλα (skilla).

    From Wiktionary