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Any of several bulbous Eurasian and African plants of the genus Scilla, having narrow leaves and cultivated for their bell-shaped blue, white, or pink flowers. Also called squill.
[New Latin Scilla, genus name, from Latin scilla, squill (Urginea maritima); see squill.]
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(Plants) any liliaceous plant of the genus Scilla, of Old World temperate regions, having small bell-shaped flowers. See also squill3
[C19: via Latin from Greek skilla; compare squill]
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|Noun||1.||scilla - an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers|
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Scilla - sometimes placed in subfamily Hyacinthaceae
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