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.
Origin of siliqua
1885–90; < Late Latin; Latin: pod, carob tree
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Examples from the Web for siliqua
Historical Examples of siliqua
The silicula, of the same nature as the siliqua, but about as broad as it is long.
In R. sativus the siliqua is continuous, and forms a single cavity.
The siliqua, a long, narrow fruit that splits into two valves which separate from a membrane with placenta on both sides.
In R. raphanistrum the siliqua is articulated, that is to say, contracted at intervals, and the seeds placed each in a division.
British Dictionary definitions for siliqua
silique (sɪˈliːk, ˈsɪlɪk)
noun plural -liquae (-ˈliːkwiː), -liquas or -liques
Derived Formssiliquaceous (ˌsɪlɪˈkweɪʃəs), adjectivesiliquose (ˈsɪlɪˌkwəʊs) or siliquous (ˈsɪlɪkwəs), adjective
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
Word Origin for siliqua
C18: via French from Latin siliqua a pod
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