Origin of squill
Related formssquill-like, adjective
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