Sabadilla

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sabadilla săb`ȧ*dĭl"lȧ (Bot) A Mexican liliaceous plant (Schœnocaulon officinale); also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid veratrine. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sabadilla See cevadilla, and caustic barley (under barley).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sabadilla sab-a-dil′a a Mexican plant, whose seeds yield an officinal alkaloid, veratrine, employed chiefly in acute febrile diseases in strong healthy persons
    • Sabadilla Also Cebadill′a, Cevadill′a
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. cebadilla,