red squill


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red squill

n.
1. A variety of the squill Urginea maritima having reddish bulbs.
2. A powder prepared from the bulbs of this plant and used as a rat poison.
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red′ squill′


n.
a variety of squill with red bulbs used chiefly as a rat poison.
[1730–40]
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