siliqua

noun sil·i·qua \ˈsilə̇kwə\

Definition of siliqua

plural

siliquae

\-ləˌkwē\
  1. 1 :  silique

  2. 2 [Latin] :  a Roman silver coin first issued by Constantine the Great (4th century) :  the 124 solidus or later the half miliarensis

siliquaceous

\¦silə¦kwāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of siliqua

New Latin, from Latin, pod, husk, a small weight, coin worth 124 solidus — more at shell


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