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sea onion

  1. Also called sea squill. a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill.
  2. a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow leaves and clusters of violet flowers.
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Origin of sea onion

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Historical Examples of sea onion

  • So, also, a sea-onion was often hung in the doorway, with a like object.

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British Dictionary definitions for sea onion

sea onion

  1. another name for sea squill
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