red squill

noun

Definition of red squill

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

First Known Use of red squill

1629

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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red squill

noun

medical Definition of red squill

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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