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sea onion

noun
1.
Also called sea squill. a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill.
2.
a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow leaves and clusters of violet flowers.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for sea onion

sea onion

noun
1.
another name for sea squill

sea squill

noun
1.
a Mediterranean liliaceous plant, Urginea maritima, having dense spikes of small white flowers, and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
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