1. <botany> A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion. Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla; as, the bluebell squill (S. Mutans).

2. <zoology> A squilla. A mantis.

Origin: F. Squille (also scille a squill, in sense 1), L. Squilla, scilla, Gr.

(01 Mar 1998)

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