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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

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Google previewThe American New Dispensatory (1821)

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 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 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 previewA Compend of materia medica, therapeutics, and prescription writing, with especial reference to the physiological action of drugs; based on the 7th revision of the U.S. pharmacopoeia including also many unofficial remedies (1903)

by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter

Squill is a household word in many countries, especially in England, where it is freely used in domestic practice for coughs of infants and children, and causes many deaths by direct poisoning. It is chiefly employed as an expectorant and ...

Google previewA Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1895)

With Especial Reference to the Clinical Application of Drugs by John Vietch Shoemaker

The white squill is the best. It readily absorbs moisture and deteriorates; it should be kept in a dry place. The active principles are Scillipicrin, Scillitoxin, ...

Google previewA Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing, with Especial Reference to the Physiological Actions of Drugs (1894)

by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter

Squill is a household word in many countries, especially in England, where it is freely used in domestic practice for coughs of infants and children, and causes many deaths by direct poisoning. It is chiefly employed as an expectorant and ...

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 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 ...

Google previewMedical Botany, Or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias (1831)

Comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of All Those Poisonous Vegetables that are Indigenous to Great Britain by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill

As a diuretic, squill is a valuable medicine, and is given in its recent or dried state . The dose of the former is from five to fifteen grains; of the latter, from one to three : the smaller dose should be begun with, morning and evening, in the form of a ...

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

H E Squill is a large Root of the bulbous Kind : It is frequently of the Size of a Man's Fift, fometimes larger: It is of two Kinds, the white and the red, differing little otherwife 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 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 previewThe British cyclopaedia of the arts, sciences, history, geography, literature, natural history, and biography ... (1838)

The squill is a native of the southern parts of Spain, Italy, and Greece. It has (the S.

Google previewPenny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1841)

Squill is a very improper emetic for young children, as it seriously irritates the coat of the stomach. SCILLA. [Calabria.] SCILLY ISLANDS, a remarkable group of islands lying off the Land's End in Cornwall ; they are comprehended between 49 " ...

Google previewScanderoon - Signet (1841)

Squill is a very improper einetic for young children, as it seriously irritates the coat of the stomach. SCILLA. [CALABRI.A..] SCILLY ISLANDS, a remarkable group of islands lying off the Land's End in Cornwall; they are ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge (1841)

Squill is a very improper emetic for young children, as it seriously irritates the coat of the stomach. SCILLA. [Calabria. ] ...

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.

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 previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

Squill. 1c3. SciLLA MARITIMA, E. Squill. See BotANY Index. When the root of squill is taken in large doses, it produces a violent vomiting and purging, and some times strangury, bloody urine, and inflammation and erosion of the stomach ...

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Holstege b b BlueRidgePoison Center, Charlottesville,VA,USA • C HEMICAL N AME : Red squill • S YNONYMS :Red squill (Urginea maritima); Sea onion; ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

The springsquill, S. ocrna, and the autumn squill, S. uulumnalis, are small European wild flowers of no great merit in cultivation. The starllowcrcd uili, S. ammna, is a distinct ear y species, the flowers indigo-blue with large yellowishgreen ovary, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

Squill. See BOTANY Index. When the root of squill is taken in large doses, it produces u violent vomiting and purging, and sometimes strangury, bloody urine, and inflammation and erosion of the stomach ...

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