a silver coin of the later Roman Empire, the 24th part of a solidus, first issued by Constantine.
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How to use siliqua in a sentence
In R. sativus the siliqua is continuous, and forms a single cavity.Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
In R. raphanistrum the siliqua is articulated, that is to say, contracted at intervals, and the seeds placed each in a division.Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
The silicula, of the same nature as the siliqua, but about as broad as it is long.Field and Woodland Plants | William S. Furneaux
The carob (Ceratonia siliqua) must also be mentioned as among the rarer products of this region.
The siliqua, a long, narrow fruit that splits into two valves which separate from a membrane with placenta on both sides.Field and Woodland Plants | William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for siliqua
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
- siliquaceous (ˌsɪlɪˈkweɪʃəs), adjective
- siliquose (ˈsɪlɪˌkwəʊs) or siliquous (ˈsɪlɪkwəs), adjective
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