noun, plural squil·las, squil·lae [skwil-ee] /ˈskwɪl i/.

Origin of squilla

From Latin, dating back to 1650–60; see origin at squill
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British Dictionary definitions for squilla


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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