Definition of Sea onion

1. Noun. Having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties.

Exact synonyms: Sea Squill, Squill, Urginea Maritima
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Urginea, Urginea
Terms within: Squill

2. Noun. European scilla with small blue or purple flowers.
Exact synonyms: Scilla Verna, Spring Squill
Generic synonyms: Scilla, Squill

Medical Definition of Sea onion

1. The officinal squill. See Squill. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Onion

sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea monk
sea monks
sea monster
sea moss
sea mosses
sea mouse
sea mouth
sea mud
sea needle
sea needles
sea nettle
sea nymph
sea onion (current term)
sea orange
sea otter
sea otters
sea owl
sea pad
sea parrot
sea parrots
sea partridge
sea partridges
sea pea
sea peach
sea peaches

Literary usage of Sea onion

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1. The Lambs: Their Lives, Their Friends, and Their Correspondence : New by William Carew Hazlitt (1897)
"The similitude in one place of a cod's head and shoulders from its flakiness to a sea-onion is unique. But the whole production deserves study. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The seeds of Urginea are numerous in each locule (in the sea onion 10-12). strongly ... The sea onion, known to drug stores by the name of Squill, ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The sea-onion, known to apothecaries by the name of squill, and to gardens as Urginea ... A plant erroneously called sea-onion is Ornithogalum caudatum. ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... sea onion ; also, a prawn, shrimp ;' Cot. —Lat. squilla, also sciita, a sea-onion, sea-leek; a kind of prawn. ..."

5. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1840)
"It was this philosopher's opinion that " if the sea-onion were hanged up in the entry of any dore, it kept out all" medicamentorum ..."

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