Origin of silique
OTHER WORDS FROM siliquesil·i·qua·ceous [sil-i-kwey-shuhs], /ˌsɪl ɪˈkweɪ ʃəs/, adjective
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How to use silique in a sentence
Herbs, with a pungent watery juice and cruciform tetradynamous flowers; fruit a silique or silicle.
Pod a short silique or a silicle, varying from oblong-linear to globular, terete or nearly so; valves strongly convex, nerveless.
The Virginian Stock (Malcomia maritima) has a roundish silique, and only one stigma, which ends in a long tapering point.
The capsule is very long and narrow, resembling a silique in shape, but broad on the outside, and the leaves are pinnate.