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silique

[ suh-leek, sil-ik ]
/ səˈlik, ˈsɪl ɪk /
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noun Botany.

the long two-valved seed vessel or pod of plants belonging to the mustard family.

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Origin of silique

1400–50; late Middle English selyque, silique (<Middle French silique) <Latin siliqua;see siliqua

OTHER WORDS FROM silique

sil·i·qua·ceous [sil-i-kwey-shuhs], /ˌsɪl ɪˈkweɪ ʃəs/, adjective
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Scientific definitions for silique

silique
[ sĭ-lēk ]

An elongated dry dehiscent seed pod that is the characteristic fruit of the mustard family. The two sides split off at maturity and leave a central partition to which the seeds are attached.
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