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.
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How to use sea onion in a sentence
So, also, a sea-onion was often hung in the doorway, with a like object.The Myths and Fables of To-Day | Samuel Adams Drake
These plants are known to the public as Meerzwiebel (sea onion or squill), but they are only related to that plant in appearance.
British Dictionary definitions for sea onion
another name for sea squill
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