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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sea squill, sea onion, squill, Urginea maritimanoun

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

  2. spring squill, Scilla verna, sea onionnoun

    European scilla with small blue or purple flowers


  1. sea onion

    Drimia maritima (syn. Urginea maritima) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae (formerly the family Hyacinthaceae). This species is known by several common names, including squill, sea squill, sea onion, and maritime squill. It may also be called red squill, particularly a form which produces red-tinged flowers instead of white. It is native to southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.


  1. sea onion

    A sea onion, also known as a sea squill or a maritime squill, is a bulbous perennial plant of the genus Drimia, specifically Drimia maritima often found on coastal cliffs and rocky parts of the Mediterranean region. Known to possess medicinal properties, it’s characterized by a large white bulb, long fleshy leaves, and a tall stalk with clusters of small white or pinkish flowers. The term 'sea onion' can also refer to a type of aquatic plant, specifically bulb plants related to genus Ornithogalum, often grown underwater in aquariums and terrariums.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sea onion

    the officinal squill. See Squill

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sea onion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sea onion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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