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squill

Definitions of squill
  1. noun
    an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
    synonyms: scilla
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    types:
    Scilla verna, sea onion, spring squill
    European scilla with small blue or purple flowers
    type of:
    liliaceous plant
    plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
  2. noun
    bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
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    type of:
    bulb
    a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
  3. noun
    having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
    synonyms: Urginea maritima, sea onion, sea squill
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    type of:
    liliaceous plant
    plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
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