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Related to red squill: sea squill, white squill, Drimia maritima
1. any of various plants of the genus Urginea, especially U. maritima or U. indica.
2. the fleshy inner scales of the bulb of U. maritima or U. indica; a distinction is made between those with white bulbs (white squill) and those with red bulbs (red squill).
1. a variety of Urginea maritima that has red bulbs.
2. the fleshy inner scales of the bulb of this plant, a source of the cardiac glycoside scilliroside; it can cause convulsions or cardiac arrest and is used as a rodenticide.
1. a variety of Urginea maritima that has white bulbs.
2. the fleshy inner scales of the bulb of this plant; it contains several cardioactive glycosides.
1. A variety of the squill Urginea maritima having reddish bulbs.
2. A powder prepared from the bulbs of this plant and used as a rat poison.
scillirosideA potent emetic agent isolated from sea onion (Urginea maritima), once used as a rat poison. Scilliroside production was discontinued worldwide in 1980.
a cardiac glycoside (scilliroside) extracted from the dried bulbs of Urginea maritima. Was used therapeutically as a cardiac stimulant at one time, now used as a rodenticide. Poisoning, with signs of bradycardia and convulsions, occurs with very large doses.