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Synonyms for squill

bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant

having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties

an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers

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Squill production Squill is a bulbed plant that has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
These two squills are perfect for naturalizing and brightening the dappled shade of a mid-spring woodland.
It contains liquorice liquid extract, squill tincture and menthol to combat phlegm and any congestion.
Traditionally, herbs such as squill, garlic and lobelia would have been prescribed.
Rose Bourbon, a half-sister to Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Baiser Voile and Group 1 performers Neverneyev and Squill, was purchased carrying this colt for $55,000 at the Keeneland November breeding-stock sale.
The cloudburst released its waters over the wastes of al-Ghabit like a Yemeni unloading his bag of goods for sale, and at daybreak the finches in the broad wadi were giddy with spiced wine, while beasts of prey at dusk, drowned in the furthest reaches, lay stiff on their sides like uprooted bulbs of squill.
To pull off the deal, Breen needs the help of second baseman Corky Squill, the Eddie Gard of the drama.
Let's grace this page with pungent marigold, though its petals will powder to a sulfur's wings, and opposite, mount a racemed camass stalk, its bulb the sweet squill of proximate shores.
Over in the formal terrace beds, Glory-of-the-snow with its deep blue flowers stands proud, complementing the blue striped petals of its neighbouring Stripped Squill.
305)--perhaps not wild rue (Ruta graveolens) or garlic (Allium nigrum), with which it was variously identified by the ancients, (105) but the maritime squill (Urginea maritima), which also has a white flower and was used medicinally in Classical times.
Name Origin: From the Greek name for the sea squill.