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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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Carrying out several experiments and tests to extract chocolate from Ceratonia siliqua powder instead of Cacao, they yielded fruitful results.
Carob powder is produced from the pods of the tree Ceratoma Siliqua which grows in the Mediterranean.