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Definition of the noun squill

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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for squill

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Google previewThe American New Dispensatory (1810)

Containing General Principles of Pharmaceutic Chemistry; Pharmaceutic Operations; Chemical Analysis of the Articles of Materia Medica; Materia Medica, Including Several New and Valuable Articles, the Production of the United States; Preparations and Compositions. With an Appendix, Containing 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.

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 previewFarmers' Bulletin (1929)

RED SQUILL Squill is a perennial bulb that grows wild along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The bulbs are pear shaped (fig. 5), usually from 3 to 6 inches in diameter, and weigh up to 5 pounds. There are two commercial varieties, the ...

Google previewA Dispensatory, Or Commentary on the Pharmacopoeias of Great Britain (1842)

Comprising the Natural History, Description, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Actions, Uses, and Doses of the Articles of the Materia Medica by Sir Robert Christison

FIGURES of Squilla maritima as Scilla maritima in Nees von E. 55. — Hayne, xi. 21.-Steph. and Ch. iv. 153. SQUILL is the 2x/xx« of Dioscorides, ...

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 previewMateria medica and therapeutics (1879)

by Charles Douglas Fergusson Phillips

— As a Diuretic, squill is a valuable medicine, and is administered either in the recent state or in the dry. The dose of the former is from 5 to 15 grains; and of the latter, from 1 to 3 grains; the smaller quantity being used ...

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 Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales (1892)

The name squill is applied by gardeners to several species of Scilla, but the medicinal squill is the product of Urffinea 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 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 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 previewa treatise on therapeutics, and pharmacology or materia medica. (1860)

SQUILL. SCILLA. U. 8., Lond., Ed., Dub. Origin. Squill is the bulb of Scilla maritima, an herbaceous perennial plant, sending up numerous leaves from its bulbous root, in the midst of which an erect flower-stem rises, two or three feet high, ...

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 previewMateria Medica and Therapeutics: Vegetable kingdom, ed. by H.G. Piffard (1879)

by Charles Douglas Fergusson Phillips, Henry Granger Piffard, Laurence Johnson

As a Diuretic, squill is a valuable medicine, and is administered either in the recent state or in the dry. The dose of the former is from 5 to 15 grains; and of the latter, from 1 to 3 grains; the smaller quantity being used at first, morning and ...

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 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 previewIndian Medicinal Plants An Illustrated Dictionary (2014)

by C.P. Khare

English ▷ South Indian Squill. Substitute for White Squill, Urginea maritima Baker and Indian Squill, Urginea indica Kunth.

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