/sæbəˈdɪlə/ (say sabuh'diluh)

1. a plant of Mexico, Schoenocaulon officinale, with long grass-like leaves and bitter seeds.
2. the seeds, which are used medicinally and as a source of veratrine and veratridine.
{Spanish cebadilla, diminutive of cebada barley}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sabadilla — Sabadilla, Sabadillsamen, die Samenkörner des mexikan. Veratrum sabadilla, wirken als drastisches anthelminthisches Mittel, äußerlich gegen Ungeziefer, müssen aber sehr vorsichtig angewendet werden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Sabadilla — Sab a*dil la (s[a^]b [.a]*d[i^]l l[.a]), n. [Sp. cebadilla.] (Bot.) A Mexican liliaceous plant ({Sch[oe]nocaulon officinale}); also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid veratrine. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabadilla — Sabadilla, Läusekraut, s. Schoenocaulon …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sabadilla — Brandt (Schoenocaulon A. Gray), Pflanzengattg. der Liliazeen, Zwiebelgewächse Zentralamerikas. S. officinārum Retz., bes. in Veracruz angebaut, liefert den durch seinen Gehalt an Veratrin (s.d.) wirksamen Sabadill , Kapuziner oder Läusesamen… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • sabadilla — [sab΄ə dil′ə] n. [Sp cebadilla, dim. of cebada, barley < L cibare, to feed < cibus, food] 1. a Mexican and Central American plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family, with brown seeds used in insecticides and formerly in medicine… …   English World dictionary

  • sabadilla — vaistinė sabadilė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Schoenocaulon officinale), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Schoenocaulon officinale angl. sabadilla vok. Sabadillgermer pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sabadilla — noun Etymology: Spanish cebadilla Date: 1812 a Mexican plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family; also its seeds that are used as a source of veratrine and in insecticides …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sabadilla — /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;… …   Universalium

  • sabadilla — noun /ˌsæbəˈdɪlə,ˌsæbəˈdiːjə/lang=en a) A Mexican and Central American plant of the lily family (Schoenocaulon officinale). b) The seeds of this plant, used in medicine and insecticides …   Wiktionary

  • sabadilla — The seed of Schoenocaulon officinale (family Liliaceae), a plant of the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea; it yields cevadine, veratridine, and several other alkaloids; has been used externally as a parasiticide. SYN: cevadilla. [Sp …   Medical dictionary

  • Sabadilla — f сабадилла лекарственная (ж) …   Немецко-русский словарь лекарственных растений

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