[ sil-uh; Italian sheel-lah ]
/ ˈsɪl ə; Italian ˈʃil lɑ /
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modern name of Scylla.
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Words nearby Scilla
scientize, Scientology, sci-fi, scil., scilicet, Scilla, scillism, Scillonian, Scilly Isles, scimitar, scimitar foot
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How to use Scilla in a sentence
Next year, I over-promised, Scilla and I will bring home one of our own.‘The Mozart of fungi’: For ages, truffle hunting has been one of the most challenging pursuits on earth. Then the pandemic hit|Bernhard Warner|December 12, 2020|Fortune
These days, the girls sometimes accompany me on the walks with Scilla.Investors look to buck a four-week losing streak, sending global stocks higher|Bernhard Warner|September 28, 2020|Fortune
It was begun in 1580, but in consequence of his death almost immediately afterwards it was completed by his son, Scilla.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Scilla, sil′a, n. a genus of liliaceous plants, as the squill.
The warm sunshine soon brought out the scilla and crocus, almost carpeting the whole bed.
"Mad, quite mad, like all Inglesi," is the comment of the inhabitants of Scilla.
The Prince of Scilla and four thousand people were swept into the sea by a single volcanic wave.
British Dictionary definitions for Scilla
/ (ˈsɪlə) /
any liliaceous plant of the genus Scilla, of Old World temperate regions, having small bell-shaped flowersSee also squill (def. 3)
Word Origin for scilla
C19: via Latin from Greek skilla; compare squill
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