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scil·la

 (sĭl′ə)
n.
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.]

scilla

(ˈsɪlə)
n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scilla - an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowersscilla - 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
Scilla verna, spring squill, sea onion - European scilla with small blue or purple flowers
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Many blue bulbs, chionodoxa and scilla, are perfect partners and can be and scilla, are perfect partners and can be encouraged to naturalise by allowing seedheads to form and scatter willy–nilly.
Many blue bulbs, chionodoxa and scilla, are perfect partners and can be encouraged to naturalise by allowing seedheads to form and scatter their seed willy-nilly.
Many of the blue bulbs, chionodoxa and scilla, are perfect partners and can be encouraged to naturalise by allowing seedheads to form and scatter their seed willy-nilly.