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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sab-uh-dil-uh]
    • /ˌsæb əˈdɪl ə/
    • /sˌabədˈɪlə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sab-uh-dil-uh]
    • /ˌsæb əˈdɪl ə/

Definitions of sabadilla word

  • noun sabadilla a Mexican plant, Schoenocaulon officinale, of the lily family, having long, grasslike leaves and bitter seeds. 1
  • noun sabadilla the seeds of this plant, formerly used medicinally and as a source of veratrine and veratridine. 1
  • noun sabadilla a tropical American liliaceous plant, Schoenocaulon officinale 0
  • noun sabadilla the bitter brown seeds of this plant, which contain the alkaloids veratrine and veratridine and are used in insecticides 0
  • noun sabadilla a Mexican and Central American plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family, with brown seeds used in insecticides and formerly in medicine 0
  • noun sabadilla the seeds, containing the alkaloids veratrine, veratridine, etc. 0

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Origin of sabadilla

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
1805-15; < Spanish cebadilla Indian caustic barley, diminutive of cebada barley (feminine) ≪ Latin cibātus (masculine) fodder, nutriment, equivalent to cibā(re) to feed + -tus suffix of v. action

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sabadilla popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sabadilla usage trend in Literature

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