sabadilla

noun
sab·a·dil·la | \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

First Known Use of sabadilla

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sabadilla

Spanish cebadilla

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sabadilla

noun
sab·a·dil·la | \ˌsab-ə-ˈdil-ə, -ˈdē-(y)ə \

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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