silicle (ˈsɪlɪkəl) or silicule (ˈsɪlɪkjʊl)
/ (sɪˈlɪkjʊlə) /
noun plural -liculae (-ˈlɪkjʊliː), -cles or -cules
botany a short broad siliqua, occurring in such cruciferous plants as honesty and shepherd's-purse
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Word Origin for silicula
C18: from Latin silicula a small pod; see siliqua
Words nearby silicula
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Example sentences from the Web for silicula
The silicula, of the same nature as the siliqua, but about as broad as it is long.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
Silicula integra, ovali-oblonga: valvis planiusculis, dissepimento parallelis.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V|William Curtis
The partition is narrow, hence the silicula is angustiseptal.