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siliqua

[ sil-i-kwuh ]
/ ˈsɪl ɪ kwə /
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noun, plural sil·i·quae [sil-i-kwee]. /ˈsɪl ɪˌkwi/.

a silver coin of the later Roman Empire, the 24th part of a solidus, first issued by Constantine.

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Origin of siliqua

1885–90; <Late Latin; Latin: pod, carob tree
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British Dictionary definitions for siliqua

siliqua

silique (sɪˈliːk, ˈsɪlɪk)

/ (sɪˈliːkwə, ˈsɪlɪkwə) /

noun plural -liquae (-ˈliːkwiː), -liquas or -liques

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

Derived forms of siliqua

siliquaceous (ˌsɪlɪˈkweɪʃəs), adjectivesiliquose (ˈsɪlɪˌkwəʊs) or siliquous (ˈsɪlɪkwəs), adjective

Word Origin for siliqua

C18: via French from Latin siliqua a pod
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