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Meaning of SILIQUE

Pronunciation:  si'leek

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae

SILIQUE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: siliqua
 See Also: capsule, silicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sil"ique\, n. [L. siliqua a pod or husk, a very small
weight or measure: cf. F. silique.] (Bot.)
An oblong or elongated seed vessel, consisting of two valves
with a dissepiment between, and opening by sutures at either
margin. The seeds are attached to both edges of the
dissepiment, alternately upon each side of it.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The long, narrow pod of plants of the mustard family, Cruciferae, with valves which fall away from a frame bearing the seeds.