Definition of Sea onion
1. Noun. Having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties.
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Urginea, Urginea
Terms within: Squill
2. Noun. European scilla with small blue or purple flowers.
Medical Definition of Sea onion
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Literary usage of Sea onion
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1. The Lambs: Their Lives, Their Friends, and Their Correspondence : New by William Carew Hazlitt (1897)
"The similitude in one place of a cod's head and shoulders from its flakiness to a sea-onion is unique. But the whole production deserves study. ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The seeds of Urginea are numerous in each locule (in the sea onion 10-12). strongly ... The sea onion, known to drug stores by the name of Squill, ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The sea-onion, known to apothecaries by the name of squill, and to gardens as Urginea ... A plant erroneously called sea-onion is Ornithogalum caudatum. ..."
4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... sea onion ; also, a prawn, shrimp ;' Cot. —Lat. squilla, also sciita, a sea-onion, sea-leek; a kind of prawn. ..."
5. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1840)
"It was this philosopher's opinion that " if the sea-onion were hanged up in the entry of any dore, it kept out all" medicamentorum ..."