from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several plants of the genus Urginea of Africa and Eurasia, especially the Mediterranean species U. maritima, having a large bulb and lanceolate leaves.
- noun A powder prepared from the dried inner scales of the bulbs of U. maritima, used as rat poison and formerly as a cardiac stimulant, expectorant, and diuretic.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The medicinal bulb of Urginea Scilla, or the plant itself; the officinal squill. See
- noun Any plant of the genus Scilla (which see).
- noun A stomatopodous crustacean of the genus Squilla or family Squillidæ; a mantis-shrimp or squill-fish. See cuts under
- noun An insect so called from its resemblance to the preceding; a mantis. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A European bulbous liliaceous plant (
Urginea maritima, formerly Scilla maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties, used in medicine. Called also sea onion.
- noun Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla.
- noun A squilla.
- noun A mantis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A European
bulbous liliaceous plant, of the genus Scilla, used in medicine for its acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emeticproperties
- noun A mantis shrimp, Squilla mantis, from the
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
- noun bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
- noun having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The 'Spring Beauty' Siberian squill flourishes in colder parts of the country.
For a time it seemed as if squill was right to be so confident.
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).
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.
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.
The snowdrops bloom first, followed by the Siberian squill and daffodils.
I have my cocillana squill syrup though, which I just took another hit of, and it seems to be working.
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.