silique

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin siliqua a pod or husk, a very small weight or measure: compare French silique.

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Noun[edit]

silique (plural siliques)

  1. (botany) A long dry fruit (seed capsule), length more than twice the width, typical to cruciferous plants and consisting of two fused carpels that separate when ripe.

Usage notes[edit]

A short silique-like fruit is called silicle, silicula or silicule.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin siliqua. Compare English silique.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /si.lik/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

silique f (plural siliques)

  1. (botany) silique, a long dry fruit (seed capsule)
  2. (numismatics) siliqua, small coin used in Roman currency
  3. siliqua, ancient weight equivalent to carat

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