Definition of scilla in English:

scilla

Syllabification: scil·la
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
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    • 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.

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