[sil-uh; Italian sheel-lah]


modern name of Scylla. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scilla

Historical Examples of scilla

British Dictionary definitions for scilla



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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012