adjective dis·sil·ient \də̇ˈsilyənt, -lēənt\

Definition of dissilient

  1. :  springing apart; specifically :  bursting open (as the ripe capsules of the balsam)

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Origin and Etymology of dissilient

Latin dissilient-, dissiliens, present participle of dissilire, from dis- apart + silire (from salire to leap) — more at dis-, sally

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capable of being understood in two ways

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