[ skwil-uh ]
/ ˈskwɪl ə /
noun, plural squil·las, squil·lae [skwil-ee] /ˈskwɪl i/.
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Origin of squilla
From Latin, dating back to 1650–60; see origin at squill
Words nearby squilla
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British Dictionary definitions for squilla
/ (ˈskwɪlə) /
noun plural -las or -lae (-liː)
any mantis shrimp of the genus Squilla
Word Origin for squilla
C16: from Latin squilla shrimp, of obscure origin
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