sabadilla


sab·a·dil·la

noun \ˌsa-bə-ˈdi-lə, -ˈdē-yə\

Definition of SABADILLA

:  a Mexican plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family; also :  its seeds that are used as a source of veratrine and in insecticides

Origin of SABADILLA

Spanish cebadilla
First Known Use: 1812

sab·a·dil·la

noun \ˌsab-ə-ˈdil-ə, -ˈdē-(y)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SABADILLA

: a Mexican plant (Schoenocaulon officinalis) of the lily family (Liliaceae); also : its seeds that are used as a source of veratrine and in insecticides and formerly in a preparation against external parasites (as head lice)

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