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The cut and dried fleshy inner scales of the bulb of the white variety of Urginea maritima (Mediterranean squill), or of U. indica (Indian squill) (family Liliaceae); the central portion of the bulb is excluded during its processing; squill contains cardiac glycosides (scillaren-A and scillaren-B) and scillaricide, a rodenticide.
Synonym(s): scilla
[L. squilla or scilla]


n See squill.


African plant genus in the family Liliaceae; includes S. maritima (Urginea maritima, source of commercial red, white squills), S. natalensis, S. nonscripta (bluebell), S. rigidifolia; contains bufadienolide cardiac glycoside.
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and Scilla (1594; Early English Books Online: Text Creation Partnership
Scilla genus was transferred to Asparagaceae family from Hyacinthaceae family (Guner et al.
A major acquisition was the collection sold to him in 1717 by the Sicilian naturalist, Agostino Scilla (1639-1700).
s poetry includes Scillaes Metamorphosis, Enterlaced with the Unfortunate Love of Glaucus (1589; reissued as Glaucus and Scilla ).
Prysmian developed and produced a double-circuit 380 kV HVAC (high voltage alternate current) land and submarine cable system installed along a total route of approximately 44 km of which 38 km running under water between the power stations of Villafranca Tirrena in Sicily and Scilla in Calabria.
And if you are still bulb-planting, remember that wood anemones, scilla, chionodoxa and dwarf daffodils are ideal for growing in grass, providing nectar for emerging bees in spring.
Cofiais imi anfon gair atoch (15 Awst, 2008) fel y soniai fy mam am ei hen nain o Ddyffryn Ardudwy yn defnyddio 'squills' (Seren y Gwanwyn, Scilla Verna), blodyn bach glas yn perthyn i'r nionyn a dyfai ar lan y mor.
Use ferns as the mainstay and then you can interplant with many winter bulbs such as winter aconites, snowdrops and species daffodils and scilla.
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