red squill
noun Date: 1738 1. a squill having a bulb with red outer scales; broadly squill 1a 2. a rat poison derived from the bulb of red squill

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  • red squill — n 1) a Mediterranean squill of the genus Urginea (U. maritima) of the form with a reddish brown bulb compare WHITE SQUILL 2) a rat poison derived from the bulb of red squill * * * 1. a variety of Urginea maritima that has red bulbs. 2. the fleshy …   Medical dictionary

  • red squill — red′ squill′ n. pln chem. a variety of squill with red bulbs used chiefly as a rat poison • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • red squill — n. 1. a variety of sea onion having red bulbs which yield a powder used chiefly in rat poison 2. this powder …   English World dictionary

  • red squill — noun 1. : a European squill (Urginea maritima) of the form with a reddish brown bulb compare white squill 2. : a rat poison derived from the bulb of red squill * * * a variety of squill whose bulbs are red, used chiefly as a rat poison. [1730 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-squill — 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)

  • red squill — a variety of squill whose bulbs are red, used chiefly as a rat poison. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • squill — The cut and dried fleshy inner scales of the bulb of the white variety of Urginea maritima (Mediterranean s.), or of U. indica (Indian s.) (family Liliaceae); the central portion of the bulb is excluded during its processing; s. contains cardiac… …   Medical dictionary

  • squill — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French squille, Latin squilla, scilla, from Greek skilla Date: 14th century 1. a. a Mediterranean bulbous herb (Urginea maritima) of the lily family called also sea onion compare red squill 1 b. (1) the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squill — 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)

  • white squill — n squill for medicinal use composed of the sliced bulbs of the white bulbed form of the squill (Urginea maritima) of the Mediterranean region compare RED SQUILL (1), URGINEA (2a) * * * 1. a variety of Urginea maritima that has white bulbs. 2. the …   Medical dictionary

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