squill

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  • Any of several plants of the genus <em>Urginea</em> of Africa and Eurasia, especially the Mediterranean species <em>U. maritima,</em> having a large bulb and lanceolate leaves.
  • A powder prepared from the dried inner scales of the bulbs of <em>U. maritima,</em> used as rat poison and formerly as a cardiac stimulant, expectorant, and diuretic.
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  • The medicinal bulb of <em>Urginea Scilla</em>, or the plant itself; the officinal squill. See <internalXref urlencoded="Urginea">Urginea</internalXref>.
  • Any plant of the genus <em>Scilla</em> (which see).
  • A stomatopodous crustacean of the genus <em>Squilla</em> or family <em>Squillidæ</em>; a mantis-shrimp or squill-fish. See cuts under <internalXref urlencoded="mantis-shrimp">mantis-shrimp</internalXref> and <em>Squillidæ.</em>
  • An insect so called from its resemblance to the preceding; a mantis. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="squill-insect">squill-insect</internalXref>.
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  • A European bulbous liliaceous plant (<spn>Urginea maritima</spn>, formerly <spn>Scilla maritima</spn>), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties, used in medicine. Called also <altname>sea onion</altname>.
  • Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla.
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  • A squilla.
  • A mantis.
  • A European <xref>bulbous</xref> <xref>liliaceous</xref> <xref>plant</xref>, of the genus <xref>Scilla</xref>, used in medicine for its <xref>acrid</xref>, <xref>expectorant</xref>, <xref>diuretic</xref>, and <xref>emetic</xref> properties
  • A mantis shrimp, Squilla mantis, from the <xref>Mediterranean</xref>
  • an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
  • bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
  • having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
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