ETYM French squille (also scille a squill, Latin squilla, scilla, Greek.
Bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant.
Bulb-forming perennial plant of the genus Scilla, family Liliaceae, found growing in dry places near the sea in W Europe. Cultivated species usually bear blue flowers either singly or in clusters at the top of the stem.
Sea onion, used as expectorant, etc.