Origin of squill
Examples from the Web for squill
The Egyptians planted the Squill in groves, and hung it in their houses to preserve them from evil spirits.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
It is not improbable that the squill might have some share in this cure.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
This leaves only squill among the constituents of Anasarcin for consideration.
There was also a tail to the fish—which Squill called a “divil-fish”—shaped like a fin.The Crew of the Water Wagtail|R.M. Ballantyne
The squill was used by the Egyptians for dropsy, under the mystic name of the Eye of Typhon.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy|Charles John Samuel Thompson