the bulb of the sea onion, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, cut into thin slices and dried, and used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant.
the plant itself.
any related plant of the genus Scilla.
See sea squill
the bulb of the sea squill, formerly used medicinally as an expectorant after being sliced and dried
any Old World liliaceous plant of the genus Scilla, such as S. verna (spring squill) of Europe, having small blue or purple flowers
noun, verb (used with object), squillageed, squillageeing. 1. squeegee.
noun (pl) -lions, -lion 1. (often pl) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount determiner 2. amounting to a squillion (as pronoun): there were squillions of them everywhere squiffy
- Square peg in a round hole
Also, round peg in a square hole. A misfit, especially a person unsuited for a position or activity. For example, Ruth doesn’t have the finesse for this job; she’s a round peg in a square hole. This idiom, with its graphic image of something that cannot fit, dates from about 1800.
- Square peg