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

Origin and Etymology of 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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