Sabadilla

/ˌsabəˈdɪlə/

Origin

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

Sabadilla

noun

  1. a Mexican plant, Schoenocaulon officinale, of the lily family, having long, grasslike leaves and bitter seeds.
  2. the seeds of this plant, formerly used medicinally and as a source of veratrine and veratridine.
  3. a tropical American liliaceous plant, Schoenocaulon officinale
  4. the bitter brown seeds of this plant, which contain the alkaloids veratrine and veratridine and are used in insecticides

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Sabadilla

noun

  1. A Mexican plant of the lily family, whose seeds contain veratrine.

lexico.com

Sabadilla

noun

  1. : a Mexican plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family

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Example sentences for Sabadilla

  1. Alcoholic extract of sabadilla; Extractum sabadill, L. Prep.

Nearby words

saavedra lamas , sab , sab. , saba , sabadell , sabaean , sabah , sabalo , sabaoth , sabata

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