[sil-uh; Italian sheel-lah]
- modern name of Scylla.
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Examples from the Web for scilla
When Scilla told Dinah afore, she said she'd tell you next time.
Scilla Kendrew's getting scared on her, and Hartas'll spread it.
She always calls Scilla Prissy, though she knows how she dislikes it.
But it seemed all at once as though it would be much easier to send Scilla.
But it was only into the air, and Scilla did not wince as he had hoped she would.
- any liliaceous plant of the genus Scilla, of Old World temperate regions, having small bell-shaped flowersSee also squill (def. 3)
C19: via Latin from Greek skilla; compare squill
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