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n 1  cap  :  a genus of bulbous herbs of the lily family native to the Old World and esp. to the Mediterranean region with a deciduous perianth and 3-angled capsule - see SQUILL1a    2 a  often cap  :  squill for medicinal use composed of the sliced young bulbs of the squill (Urginea indica) of the Orient - used in the British Pharmacopoeia; - called also Indian squill  - compare WHITE SQUILL   b  :  any plant of the genus Urginea .

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