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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Sabadilla \Sab`a*dil"la\ (s[a^]b`[.a]*d[i^]l"l[.a]), n. [Sp.
     cebadilla.] (Bot.)
     A Mexican liliaceous plant ({Schoenocaulon officinale});
     also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid {veratrine}. It
     was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.
     [1913 Webster]

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