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Definition of the noun squill

What does squill mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: squills

  1. bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: bulb = a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
    • part of: sea onion / sea squill / Urginea maritima = having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
  2. having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
  3. an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers

Alternative definition of the noun squill

noun

  1. A European bulbous liliaceous plant, of the genus Scilla, used in medicine for its acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties

Phrases with squill

  1. Squill-Gee
  2. red squill
  3. sea squill
  4. indigo squill
  5. spring squill
  6. Siberian Squill

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Google previewThe American New Dispensatory (1821)

Containing General Principles of Pharmaceutick Chemistry; Chemical Analysis of the Articles of Materia Medica; Pharmaceutick Operations; Materia Medica, Including Several New and Valuable Articles, the Production of the United States; Preparations & Compositions. With an Appendix Containing an Account of Mineral Waters; Medical Prescriptions; the Nature and Medical Uses of the Gases; Medical Electricity; Galvanism; an Abridgment of Dr. Currie's Reports on the Use of Water; the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, and the Method of Preparing Opium ... The Whole Compiled from the Most Approved Authors, Both European and American by James Thacher

The squill is a perennial bulbous rooted plant, which grows wild on the sandy shores of Spain, Portugal, and the Levant. The best...

The active constituent of the squill is the acrid principle; and, therefore, it becomes almost inert by drying, or ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Containing (1819)

I. The Elements of Pharmaceutical Chemistry ..., Including Translations of the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia Published in 1817, of the Dublin Pharmacopoeia in 1807 and of the London Pharmacopoeia in 1815 by Andrew Duncan (Jr.)

THE squill is a perennial bulbous-rooted plant, which grows wild on the sandy shores of Spain, Portugal, north of Africa, and the Levant. The root is about the size of the fist, pear shaped, with the apex upwards, and consists of fleshy scales, ...

Google previewThe Botanic Physician (1830)

Being a Compendium of the Practice of Physic, Upon Botanical Principles, Containing All the Principal Branches Necessary to the Study of Medicine ... by Elisha Smith

The squill is a perrennial, bulbous rooted plant, which grows wild on the sandy shores of Spain, Portugal and the Levant. The best sea onions ought to be sound, fresh, and to contain a viscous juice; ...

Google previewHandbook of Environmental Health, Fourth Edition, Volume I (2002)

Biological, Chemical, and Physical Agents of Environmentally Related Disease by Herman Koren, Michael S. Bisesi

Red Squill Red squill is an extremely effective rodenticide against Norway rats.

Google previewVeterinary Toxicology (2012)

Basic and Clinical Principles by Ramesh Chandra Gupta

Red squill is a botanical rodenticide and exerts toxicity due to cardiac effects. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. FLUOROACETATE. Introduction. Sodium fluoroacetate (compound 1080) is an extremely toxic white powder ...

Google previewThe Pesticide Encyclopedia (2014)

by Kalyani Paranjape, Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sugha Gowariker

sprayers Red squill biorodenticide Red squill is a compound extracted from the squill plant, Urginea maritima. The bulbs of this Mediterranean plant con- tain scilliroside (C32H44O12), which is a cardiac glycoside and a known rodenticide.

Google previewA History of the Materia Medica. - London, Longman, Hitsch, Hawes 1751 (1751)

by John Hill

H E Squill is a large Root of the bulbous Kind : It is frequently of the Size of a Man's Fist, sometimes larger: It is of two Kinds, the white and the red, differing little otherwise than in Colour, though the Roots of two different Species of Plant.

Google previewA history of the materia medica (1751)

containing descriptions of all the substances used in medicine... by John Hill

TH E Squill is a large Root of the bulbous Kind : It is frequently of the Size of a Man's Fist, sometimes larger : It is of two Kinds, the white and the red, differing little otherwise than in Colour, though the Roots of two different Species of Plant.

Google previewJones's Animal Nursing (2013)

by D. R. Lane

Red Squill is a relatively safe rodenticide (killer of ...

Google previewThe Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales (1894)

by Henry Charles Lennox Anderson, W. H. Clarke, F. G. Chomley, Percy Hunter, J. E. O'Grady

The name squill is applied by gardeners to several species of Scilla, but the medicinal squill is the product of TJrginea scilla, Steinh. (Scilla maritima Linn.) It is a native of the countries on the Mediterranean coast, both Europe and Africa, and ...

Google previewPharmacopedia (1901)

A Commentary on the British Pharmacopoeia, 1898 by Edmund White, John Thurlbeck Humphrey

Squill is the bulb of Urginea scilla, Steinheil (N.O. Liliaceae), a perennial plant, indigenous to countries bordering on the Mediterranean. The bulb is pear- shaped, and may attain the size of a child's head. It consists of fleshy scales attenuated ...

Google previewMateria medica (1865)

by John Barclay Biddle

As a blennorrhetic expectorant, squill is an excellent remedy in chronic and subacute bronchial affections; it is, however, improper in inflammatory cases. As an emetic, squill is too dangerous for general use; but it forms an ingredient in some ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Journal (1900)

SQUILL is the bulb of Urgined scilla, Steinheil (N.O. Liliacese), divested of its dry membranous outer scales, cut into slices, and dried. The plant is perennial and indigenous to countries bordering on the Mediterranean. The large pear-shaped ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

Poison Folk Names: Red Squill, Sea Onion, White Squill Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Money, Protection, HexBreaking Magical Uses: The squill, or sea onion, has been ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

SQUILL. Source: Urginea maritima (L.) Baker (syn. U. Scilla Steinh., Scilla maritima L., Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn) and U. indica (Roxb.) Kunth. (syn. Scilla indica L., Drimia indica (L.)Stearn) (Family Liliaceae). Common/vernacular names: ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum (1893)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

The Squill. FOOD. Leaves. DOMESTIC. Juice. 42...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine, designed for popular use (1852)

by Alexander MACAULAY (M.D.)

squill, ipe~ cacuan ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Magical Herbs

Poison Folk Names: Red Squill, Sea Onion, White Squill Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Money, Protection, Hex-Breaking Magical Uses: The squill, or sea onion, has been ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms. Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Scindapsus Schott Araceae English: autumn squill S. natalensis Planchon ( Scilla dracomontana Hilliard & Burtt; Scilla kraussii Bak.) English: blue squill, blue hyacinth, wild squill Southern Africa: blouberglelie, blouslangkop; matunga ...

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