What is another word for scilla?

Pronunciation: [sˈɪlə] (IPA)

Scilla is the scientific name of a type of flowering plant that belongs to the asparagus family. It is also commonly known as the bluebell, wood hyacinth or squill. These synonyms are often used interchangeably among horticulturists and gardeners. The bluebell is a popular spring-blooming plant that produces clusters of bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple, and white, while the wood hyacinth is a perennial that grows from bulbs and features dainty, star-shaped flowers. Squill is another common name for Scilla, and it is often used in reference to the medicinal properties of some species of Scilla that have been traditionally used to treat respiratory problems.

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Usage examples for Scilla

It was the time when the April sun smiles upon the meadow grass till it is very green and long enough to wave in the wind, and all amongst it the blue scilla flowers are like dewdrops reflecting the blue that hangs above the gnarled arms of the still leafless walnut trees.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love"
Lily Dougall
Now, in order to steer safely between scilla and Charibdis, I fairly owned the Charge; but at the same Time intimated, that the Noose was not tyed so fast, but that it might be easily undone, and that I was then in a Fair Way of setting that Marriage aside; and to gain belief to my Assertion, I persuaded my poor credulous Wife to disown me for her Husband, whose Letter restored me to the good opinion of the Family, but especially of my Mistress and her Mother.
Roughead, William
"Run his bloomin' Cigno onto the scilla Shoal.
"The Wheel O' Fortune"
Louis Tracy

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