sea onion(redirected from white squill)
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Related to white squill: Urginea maritima
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.
(Plants) another name for sea squill
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.
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|Noun||1.||sea 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
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|