Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, same as silique.
- n. A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- n. A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- n. In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- n. The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus. See solidus.
- n. A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy. Also silica.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Same as silique.
- n. A weight of four grains; a carat; -- a term used by jewelers, and refiners of gold.
- n. narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
“The lowest elevations are distinguished by the predominance of sclerophyllous evergreen and semi-deciduous oak forests (Quercus coccifera, Q. brachyphylla), "maquis" of carob (Ceratonia siliqua), junipers (Juniperus phoenicea), and tree-spurge (Euphorbia dendroides).”
“Olea europea, Cerotonia siliqua, Pistacia palestina, Ficus, and Laurel are all very important species in the local human culture.”
“The Ceratonia siliqua tree layer in particular is so degraded that it is only represented by a few individuals.”
“Other mountain shrubs are carob Ceratonia siliqua, Tetraclinis articulata (R) and Cistus salvifolius.”
“Wild olive (Olea europaea and O. maroccana) and carob (Ceratonia siliqua) woodlands and maquis were once widely spread all along the fertile, deep soils of the warmest dry coastal and inland plains.”
“Wild olive (Olea europaea) and carob (Ceratonia siliqua) woodlands and maquis are mainly distributed in the southern part of the ecoregion and in river canyons of the Duero and Tajo basins.”
“Wild olive (Olea europaea) and carob (Ceratonia siliqua) woodlands and maquis are mainly distributed in the southern portion of the ecoregion (Valencia region and Balearic Islands).”
“Thick with stands of wild olive (Olea europaea) and carob (Ceratonia siliqua), the Mediterranean forests of southern France and Spain have long been considered a lush locale to live in and to visit.”
“The driest low plains, with less than 300 mm of annual rainfall, host a semi-arid, shrub-like vegetation where wild olive (Olea europaea), carob (Ceratonia siliqua), and jujube lotus (Zizyphus lotus) once flourished.”
“• Locust-bean gum, from seeds of the carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua”
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