Definition of Sea squill

1. Noun. Having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties.

Exact synonyms: Sea Onion, Squill, Urginea Maritima
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Urginea, Urginea
Terms within: Squill

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Squill

sea serpent
sea serpents
sea shanties
sea shanty
sea silk
sea slater
sea slug
sea snail
sea snake
sea snipe
sea spider
sea spiders
sea spray
sea spurry
sea squab
sea squill (current term)
sea squirt
sea star
sea stars
sea starwort
sea steps
sea surgeon
sea swallow
sea tang
sea tangle
sea thongs
sea titling
sea toad
sea toads
sea trial

Literary usage of Sea squill

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A System of Materia Medica and Pharmacy by John Murray (1810)
"Cut the root of the sea squill, its outer covering having been removed, transversely, into thin slices, and dry it by a.gentle heat. ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"... the sea-squill. 33 The leaves are in all cases green, and no other colour; but in one kind the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1857)
"This plant has not hitherto been identified; but Dr. Yates is of opinion that it may very possibly have been the Scilla maritima, sea-squill, which is at ..."

4. Travels in Various Countries of the East: Being a Continuation of Memoirs by Robert Walpole (1820)
"I observed the same plants I had noticed to the north of the town, with the addition of the sea Squill which was in flower, and the Cichorium spinosum ..."

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