[ sil-i-kwuh ]

noun,plural sil·i·quae [sil-i-kwee]. /ˈsɪl ɪˌkwi/.
  1. a silver coin of the later Roman Empire, the 24th part of a solidus, first issued by Constantine.

Origin of siliqua

1885–90; <Late Latin; Latin: pod, carob tree

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British Dictionary definitions for siliqua


silique (sɪˈliːk, ˈsɪlɪk)

/ (sɪˈliːkwə, ˈsɪlɪkwə) /

nounplural -liquae (-ˈliːkwiː), -liquas or -liques
  1. the long dry dehiscent fruit of cruciferous plants, such as the wallflower, consisting of two compartments separated by a central septum to which the seeds are attached

Origin of siliqua

C18: via French from Latin siliqua a pod

Derived forms of siliqua

  • siliquaceous (ˌsɪlɪˈkweɪʃəs), adjective
  • siliquose (ˈsɪlɪˌkwəʊs) or siliquous (ˈsɪlɪkwəs), adjective

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