silique

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noun si·lique \sə-ˈlēk\

Definition of silique

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of silique

French, from New Latin siliqua, from Latin, pod, husk


First Known Use: 1785


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