scilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scilla, from Ancient Greek σκίλλα (skílla), ultimately a foreign loan akin to Pre-Greek *skil'a.

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Noun[edit]

scilla (plural scillas)

  1. (botany) A plant of the genus Scilla; a squill.
  2. (pharmacology) A bulb of Urginea scilla.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.4.2.i:
      Scilla, or sea onyon, hot and dry in the third degree.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

scilla f (plural scille)

  1. squill (plant of the genus Scilla)