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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Squill

SQUILL, noun [Latin , a squill a lobster or prawn.]

1. A plant of the genus Scilla. It has a large acrid bulbous root like an onion, which is used in medicine.

2. A fish, or rather a crustaceous animal, of the genus Cancer.

3. An insect, called squill insect form its resemblance to the fish, having a long body covered with a crust, the head broad and squat.