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red squill

noun
1.
a variety of squill whose bulbs are red, used chiefly as a rat poison.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40
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  • These typically are in the red squill or warfarin groups.
  • Their eradication plan called for initial poisoning with red squill in a bait composed of sardines and rolled oats.

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