- Also called sea squill. a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill.
- a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow leaves and clusters of violet flowers.
Origin of sea onion
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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So, also, a sea-onion was often hung in the doorway, with a like object.The Myths and Fables of To-Day
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- another name for sea squill
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