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EtymologyEdit

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

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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.

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

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