sea onion

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sea onion

n.
1. The squill Urginea maritima, whose bulb yields a powder used as a rat poison and formerly used medicinally.
2. Any of various similar bulbous plants.

sea onion

n
(Plants) another name for sea squill

sea′ on`ion


n.
1. 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea onion - having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal propertiessea onion - having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Urginea, Urginea - Mediterranean liliaceous plants; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
squill - bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
2.sea onion - European scilla with small blue or purple flowers
scilla, squill - an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
References in periodicals archive ?
Roedd Maurice Jones, Caernarfon yn nodi fod y "planhigyn 'Squill' yn perthyn i deulu y bwlbiau o'r enw Scilla maritima.
Rydach chi'ch dau yn gywir - mae Urginea maritima a Scilla maritima yn enwau gwyddonol sy'n cael eu defnyddio ac yn cael ei alw'n 'sea squill' a 'sea onion' yn Saesneg.