siliculose

[ si-lik-yuh-lohs ]
/ sɪˈlɪk yəˌloʊs /

adjective Botany.

bearing silicles.
having the form or appearance of a silicle.

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Origin of siliculose

From the New Latin word siliculōsus, dating back to 1725–35. See silicle, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for siliculose

siliculose
/ (sɪˈlɪkjʊˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz) /

adjective

(of certain cruciferous plants such as honesty) producing siliculae

Word Origin for siliculose

C18: from New Latin siliculōsus, from silicula a silicle
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