sea squill


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Related to sea squill: Urginea maritima

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(Plants) a Mediterranean liliaceous plant, Urginea maritima, having dense spikes of small white flowers, and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
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Noun1.sea squill - having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal propertiessea squill - 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
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The common snowdrop, Galanthus, and Colchicum, Hyacinths and Ornithogalum all have toxins in their bulbs, while sea squill bulbs are used in rat poison.
The common snowdrop, galanthus, colchicum, hyacinths and ornithogalum all have toxins concentrated in bulbs, that extracted from another, sea squill, is used to make rat poison.