sabadilla

noun
sab·​a·​dil·​la | \ ˌsa-bə-ˈdi-lə How to pronounce sabadilla (audio) , -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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sabadilla. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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sabadilla

noun
sab·​a·​dil·​la | \ ˌsab-ə-ˈdil-ə How to pronounce sabadilla (audio) , -ˈdē-(y)ə How to pronounce sabadilla (audio) \

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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