Meaning of SABADILLA in English

ˌsabəˈdilə, -ˈdē(y)ə noun

also ceb·a·dil·la ˌseb-

( -s )

Etymology: Spanish cebadilla, diminutive of cebada barley, from cebo feed, from Latin cibus food — more at cibarial

1. : a Mexican plant ( Schoenocaulon officinale ) of the family Liliaceae — called also cevadilla

2. : the seeds of the sabadilla plant used as a source of veratrine and in the preparation of an insecticide used especially for stock and for garden crops

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