from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See onion.
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Scilla, or sea-onion, is hot and dry in the third degree.
At the mouth swallowed or not swallowed: If swallowed liquid or solid: liquid, as compound wine of hellebore, scilla or sea-onion, senna,
(Squill; or sea-onion) 6 oz. Cinnamomi (Cinnamon) 1 lb. Cort [ex] Aurant [orium] (Orange peel) 3 lb.
The poets of Athens called him Schinocephalos, or squill-head, from schinos, a squill, or sea-onion.
a _sea-onion_, the fruit above referred to, as the food of the