Squill (?), n. [F. squille (also scille a squill, in sense 1), L. squilla, scilla, Gr. .]
1. Bot. (a)
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. Zool. (a)
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