squill like

squill

[skwil]
noun
1.
the bulb of the sea onion, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, cut into thin slices and dried, and used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant.
2.
the plant itself.
3.
any related plant of the genus Scilla.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin squilla, variant of scilla < Greek skílla

squill-like, adjective
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squill (skwɪl)
 
n
1.  See sea squill
2.  the bulb of the sea squill, formerly used medicinally as an expectorant after being sliced and dried
3.  any Old World liliaceous plant of the genus Scilla, such as S. verna (spring squill) of Europe, having small blue or purple flowers
 
[C14: from Latin squilla sea onion, from Greek skilla, of obscure origin]

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