Meaning of sabadilla

sab•a•dil•la

Pronunciation: (sab"u-dil'u), [key]
— 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.
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