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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 previewA Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1837)

by John STEGGALL

Squill is a stimulating expectorant, diuretic,and in large doses emetic and purgative. As an expectorant it is only suited for chronic diseases, such as chronic catarrh, asthma, and bronchitis, occurring in elderly people. It acts by giving tone to ...

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 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 previewThe Edinburgh New Dispensatory (1813)

Containing I. The Elements of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. II. The Materia Medica; Or the Natural, Pharmaceutical and Medical History, of the Substances Employed in Medicine. III. The Pharmaceutical Preparations and Compositions. Including Translations of the Latest London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias. With Many New and Useful Tables; and Several Copperplates of Chemical Characters and Pharmaceutical Apparatus by Andrew Duncan

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

The active constituent of the squill is the acrid principle j and, therefore, it becomes almost inert by too much drying, ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh New Dispensatory: containing I. The Elements of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. II. The Materia Medica; ... III. The Pharmaceutical Preparations ... including ... Translations of the ... London ... Dublin ... and Edinburgh Pharmacopæia ... With ... tables, etc (1822)

by Andrew DUNCAN (the Younger.)

THE squill is a perennial bulbous-rooted plant, which grows wild on the sandy shores of Spain, Portugal, north of Africa, and the...

The active constituent of the squill is an acrid principle, now called Scillitine, which is volatile, and therefore it ...

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 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 previewGods and Goddesses in the Garden (2008)

Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of Plants by Peter Bernhardt

Squill is a name that many European naturalists give to a variety of lilylike plants that have scaly bulbs, lance-shaped leaves, and produce wandlike stalks of small flowers.You may grow striped squill (Puschkinia scilloides) and Siberian squill ...

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 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 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 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 previewA Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery. ... Revised, and in a great measure re-written by R. W. Macaulay. Fourteenth edition (1858)

by Alexander MACAULAY (M.D.), Robert Welbank MACAULAY

squill, ipecacuan, ammoniacum, and ...

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