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- n. A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill (Scilla).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill (Scilla), and probably consisting of a complex mixture of several substances.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bitter compound found in squills, Urginea maritima. It is a diuretic used in certain forms of dropsy.