1805–15; < Spanish cebadilla Indian caustic barley, diminutive of cebada barley (feminine) ≪ Latin cibātus (masculine) fodder, nutriment, equivalent to cibā(re) to feed + -tus suffix of v. action (Source: dictionary.com)
Early 19th century from Spanish cebadilla, diminutive of cebada ‘barley’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Sabadilla
a Mexican plant, Schoenocaulon officinale, of the lily family, having long, grasslike leaves and bitter seeds.
the seeds of this plant, formerly used medicinally and as a source of veratrine and veratridine.
a tropical American liliaceous plant, Schoenocaulon officinale
the bitter brown seeds of this plant, which contain the alkaloids veratrine and veratridine and are used in insecticides
A Mexican plant of the lily family, whose seeds contain veratrine.
: a Mexican plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family
Example sentences for Sabadilla
Alcoholic extract of sabadilla; Extractum sabadill, L. Prep.