Definition of scilla in English:

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scilla

Pronunciation: /ˈsilə/

noun

A plant of the lily family that typically bears small blue star- or bell-shaped flowers and glossy straplike leaves, native to Eurasia and temperate Africa.
  • Genus Scilla, family Liliaceae
Example sentences
  • The hoop petticoat narcissus, snowdrops, scillas, and crocus are perhaps the most delightful subjects for the purpose.
  • Spring kicks off with two million crocuses followed by 900,000 daffodils and 300,000 scillas planted under the trees.
  • On the south side of the manor house, he planted a large alpine meadow with masses of scillas, daffodils, anemomes and fritillarias.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin scilla 'sea onion', from Greek skilla.

Words that rhyme with scilla

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