American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dry, dehiscent, elongated fruit, characteristic of the mustard family, having two valves that fall away leaving a central partition.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the long podlike fruit of the mustard family. It is a narrow two-valved capsule, with two parietal placentæ, from which the valves separate in dehiscence. Frequently a false partition is stretched across between the two placentæ, rendering the pod two-celled in an anomalous way. Also
siliqua. See also cut under pod.
- n. botany A long dry fruit (seed capsule), length more than twice the width, typical to cruciferous plants and consisting of two fused carpels that separate when ripe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An oblong or elongated seed vessel, consisting of two valves with a dissepiment between, and opening by sutures at either margin. The seeds are attached to both edges of the dissepiment, alternately upon each side of it.
- n. narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
- Latin siliqua a pod or husk, a very small weight or measure: compare French silique. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin siliqua, seed pod. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fruit is a long 2. 5-6.3 cm (1. 0-2.5 in) green capsule called a silique, and contains many seeds.”
“Adventitious pod in silique of _Cheiranthus_ 182 96,”
“And sodeinly ispasurated and turning my selfe about, I might perceiue vpon one side of me many silique trees of _Aegypt_, with their ripe long coddes hanging and beating one against an other with the winde, had felled downe themselues, which when I perceiued, I was soone quieted, and beganne to make sport at my owne folly.”
“As for your attack on the media, I would EXPECT them to focus on the explosion and the missing men rather then delve into a 10 minute silique about DP vs anchors on the Horizon.”
“As for your attack on the media, I would EXPECT them to focus on the explosion and the missing men rather then delve into a 10 minute silique about DP vs anchors on the Horizon”
“Seeds: Small, black seeds grow in a row inside the silique.”
“The high mixing of colors in icr1 mutant indicates that the synchronization of embryo development within a single silique is compromised.”
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n. A plant of the genus Brassica, formerly classed as Sinapis. The ordinary species are B. nigra, the black mustard; B. alba, the white mustard; and B. Sinapistrum, the wild mustard or charlock. Th...
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