sea onion
Squill Squill (skw[i^]l), n. [F. squille (also scille a squill, in sense 1), L. squilla, scilla, Gr. ?.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A European bulbous liliaceous plant ({Urginea maritima}, formerly {Scilla maritima}), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties, used in medicine. Called also {sea onion}. (b) Any bulbous plant of the genus {Scilla}; as, the bluebell squill ({Scilla mutans}). [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A squilla. (b) A mantis. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sea onion — Sea on ion (Bot.) The officinal squill. See {Squill}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea onion — n. 1. the dried bulb of white varieties of a plant (Urginea maritima) of the lily family, formerly used in medicine 2. this plant …   English World dictionary

  • sea onion — noun 1. having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties • Syn: ↑sea squill, ↑squill, ↑Urginea maritima • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Urginea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea onion — paprastasis jūrsvogūnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Hiacintinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Drimia maritima), paplitęs Viduržemio jūros regione, Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Drimia maritima; Urginea maritima angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-onion — paprastasis jūrsvogūnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Hiacintinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Drimia maritima), paplitęs Viduržemio jūros regione, Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Drimia maritima; Urginea maritima angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea onion — jūrsvogūnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Hiacintinių (Hyacinthaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Drimia). atitikmenys: lot. Drimia; Urginea angl. sea onion vok. Meerzwiebel rus. морской лук; ургинeя lenk. ckliwica; urginia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • sea onion — sea on·ion .ən yən n SQUILL (1a) …   Medical dictionary

  • sea onion — sea′ on ion n. 1) pln a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill 2) pln a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow leaves and clusters of violet flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • sea onion — 1. Also called sea squill. a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill. 2. a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow leaves and clusters of violet flowers. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea onion — /ˈsi ʌnjən/ (say see unyuhn) noun a herb, Urginea maritima, family Liliaceae, of the Mediterranean area, yielding the squill of medicine; sea squill; squill …   Australian English dictionary

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