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Scilla

[sil-uh; Italian sheel-lah]
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noun
  1. modern name of Scylla.
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Examples from the Web for scilla

Historical Examples

  • When Scilla told Dinah afore, she said she'd tell you next time.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Mary Elizabeth Carter

  • Scilla Kendrew's getting scared on her, and Hartas'll spread it.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Mary Elizabeth Carter

  • She always calls Scilla Prissy, though she knows how she dislikes it.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Mary Elizabeth Carter

  • But it seemed all at once as though it would be much easier to send Scilla.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Mary Elizabeth Carter

  • But it was only into the air, and Scilla did not wince as he had hoped she would.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Mary Elizabeth Carter


British Dictionary definitions for scilla

scilla

noun
  1. any liliaceous plant of the genus Scilla, of Old World temperate regions, having small bell-shaped flowersSee also squill (def. 3)

Word Origin

C19: via Latin from Greek skilla; compare squill
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