Meaning of SABADILLA in English

/sab'euh dil"euh/ , n.

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.

[ 1805-15; cebadilla Indian caustic barley, dim. of cebada barley (fem.) cibatus (masc.) fodder, nutriment, equiv. to ciba ( re ) to feed + -tus suffix of v. action ]

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