Squilla Squil"la (skw[i^]l"l[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Squillas} (-l[.a]z), L. {Squill[ae]} (-l[=e]). [L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See {Squill}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus {Squilla} and allied genera. They make burrows in mud or beneath stones on the seashore. Called also {mantis shrimp}. See Illust. under {Stomapoda}. [1913 Webster]

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  • SQUILLA — I. SQUILLA campanula cum manubtio, quae in Romana Ecclesia, ad elevationem Sacramenti, ideo pulsatur, ut orationem exciter. Vide Durand. Rational. l. 14. c. 41. ubi inter alia ait: Et propter causam eandem, Squilla pulsatur, dum corpus Christi ad …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • squilla — noun (plural squillas or squillae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, shrimp, crayfish Date: 1658 any of various stomatopod crustaceans (especially genus Squilla) that burrow in mud or beneath stones in shallow water along the seashore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Meerzwiebel — Meerzwiebel, 1) (Radix squillae), verkehrt eiförmige, oft mehre Pfund schwere, aus fleischigen Schuppen bestehende Zwiebel, von Scilla maritima, einer weiß, auch roth blühenden Pflanze, an Meeresufern Südeuropas; in Officinen meist in ihre… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Radix — (lat.), 1) Wurzel; so R. armoraciae, Meerrettig. R. asări, Haselwurzel. R. irĕos florentinae, Veilchenwurzel. R. hellebŏri, Nieswurzel. R. squillae, Meerzwiebel. R. toxicaria, die Wurzel vom Upasbaum. R. zedoariae, Zittwerwurzel etc. 2) (Anat.),… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • squilla — /skwil euh/, n., pl. squillas, squillae /skwil ee/. See mantis shrimp. [1650 60; < L; see SQUILL] * * * …   Universalium

  • squilla — /ˈskwɪlə/ (say skwiluh) noun (plural squillas or squillae /ˈskwɪli/ (say skwilee)) → mantis crab. {Latin. See squill} …   Australian English dictionary

  • squilla — [skwil′ə] n. pl. squillas or squillae [skwil′ē] [L squilla, scilla, prawn, shrimp, sea onion: see SQUILL] STOMATOPOD …   English World dictionary

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