Definition of silique
: a narrow elongated 2-valved usually many-seeded capsule that is characteristic of the mustard family, opens by sutures at either margin, and has two parietal placentas
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An average garlic mustard plant can produce up to 600 tiny seeds, which are arranged in long, narrow capsules called siliques.
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Origin and Etymology of silique
French, from New Latin siliqua, from Latin, pod, husk
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
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