from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several bulbous Eurasian and African plants of the genus Scilla, having narrow leaves and bell-shaped blue, white, or pink flowers.
- n. See sea onion.
- n. The dried inner scales of the bulbs of any of these plants, used as rat poison and formerly as a cardiac stimulant, expectorant, and diuretic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A European bulbous liliaceous plant, of the genus Scilla, used in medicine for its acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties
- n. A mantis shrimp, Squilla mantis, from the Mediterranean
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea maritima, formerly Scilla maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties, used in medicine. Called also sea onion.
- n. Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla.
- n. A squilla.
- n. A mantis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The medicinal bulb of Urginea Scilla, or the plant itself; the officinal squill. See Urginea.
- n. Any plant of the genus Scilla (which see).
- n. A stomatopodous crustacean of the genus Squilla or family Squillidæ; a mantis-shrimp or squill-fish. See cuts under mantis-shrimp and Squillidæ.
- n. An insect so called from its resemblance to the preceding; a mantis. Also called squill-insect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
- n. bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
- n. having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
Granite bedrock and boulders – all encrusted with lichens – are lapped in clumps of white bladder campion and pink thrift, drifts of bluebells and patches of turf starred with vernal squill (the seaside bluebell).
The 'Spring Beauty' Siberian squill flourishes in colder parts of the country.
Fulmars, uncharacteristically quiet today, sit on their ledges among more splashes of bright pink, cascades of yellow bird's-foot trefoil and the last of the blue spring squill.
For a time it seemed as if squill was right to be so confident.
The snowdrops bloom first, followed by the Siberian squill and daffodils.
As the snowdrops and winter aconite begin to depart, glory-of-the-snow, Siberian squill, dwarf iris, and puschkinia might arrive.
When the hole is four inches deep, I plant a dozen Siberian squill and cover the bulbs up to two inches from the top.
The hillside was covered with scatter rugs of snowdrops in late winter and a blue wall-to-wall carpet of Siberian squill in early spring.
The slope was originally covered with grass and a few patches of snowdrops, Siberian squill and glory-of-the-snow that the previous owner had planted.
I have my cocillana squill syrup though, which I just took another hit of, and it seems to be working.