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 (sĭ-lēk′) or sil·i·qua (sĭl′ĭ-kwə)
n. pl. siliques or sil·i·quae (-kwē)
A dehiscent elongated fruit, characteristic of the mustard family, having two valves that fall away leaving a central partition as the fruit dries.

[French, from Old French, from Latin siliqua, seed pod.]

sil′i·quous (sĭl′ĭ-kwəs), sil′i·quose′ (-kwōs′) adj.


(sɪˈliːkwə; ˈsɪlɪkwə) or


n, pl -liquae (-ˈliːkwiː) , -liquas or -liques
(Botany) 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
[C18: via French from Latin siliqua a pod]
siliquaceous adj
siliquose, siliquous adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siliqua - narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferaesiliqua - narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
capsule - a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
silicle - short broad silique occurring in some cruciferous plants
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of secondary siliqua branches per plant Uninoculated control 5.26 [+ or -] 0.25 201.5 [+ or -] 0.28 Inoculation with 7.25 [+ or -] 0.25 237.5 [+ or -] 0.28 strain smppsap5 C.D (pd"0.05 0.71 0.91 C.V 7.20 0.28 Treatment No.
Integrated services of urban hygiene (S.I.I.U), collection of municipal solid waste and related services, in the City of Siliqua - 5 years - IGC: 6220886586.
[62] in the semelidae Scrobicularia plana, Delgado and Perez-Camacho [30] in the veneridae Ruditapes decussatus, Gaspar and Monteiro [39] in the pharidae Ensis siliqua and the veneridae Venus striatula and Gaspar et al.
-- 0,33 3,15 Erica scoparia -- -- 1,35 Ceratonia siliqua -- 6,70 -- Pinus halepensis -- 6,63 -- Melica minuta -- -- 4,90 Halimium atriplicifolium -- -- -- T04 T05 Fecha 23-V-2013 27-V-2013 Autor O.
normal irrigation, no irrigation from germination to rosset, no irrigation at stem elongation, no irrigation at flowering, no irrigation at siliqua formation and no irrigation at seed filling, the siliqua number was decreased significantly when plants were exposed to water deficit at flowering stage (Rad et al., 2005).
gattii from plant debris of trees belonging to Ceratonia siliqua (carob), Pinus halepensis (stone pine), and E.
Several studies found variability in plant stature (Maestro, 1995; Reddy and Reddy, 1998), while Munir and McNeilly (1992) found no significant difference for the number of seeds per siliqua and significant differences for 1000-seed weight among different Brassica varieties.
Se ha reportado el uso, en la preparacion de helados, de las gomas de Acacia senegal (goma arabiga), Astragalus spp (goma tragacanto), Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (goma guar), Ceratonia siliqua (goma de algarroba), Chondrus spp (carraginatos) y Macrocyster pyrifera (alginatos) [2, 25, 26].
High content of mucilage in the seed coat is of interest for the food industry because flax mucilage can be used as a stabilizer or a thickening agent similar to guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.] gum, locust bean (Ceratonia siliqua L.) gum, or gum arabic from Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
In the low-lying areas up to about 2,950 ft (900 m) dominated by low Mediterranean scrub, the holm oak appears with the carob (Ceratonia siliqua), wild olive (Olea europaea var.