red squill

noun

1
: a squill having a bulb with red outer scales
broadly : squill sense 1a
2
: a rat poison derived from the bulb of red squill

Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of red squill was in 1629

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“Red squill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20squill. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

red squill

noun
1
: a Mediterranean squill of the genus Urginea (U. maritima) of the form with a reddish brown bulb compare white squill
2
: a rat poison derived from the bulb of red squill

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