Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short silique usually having a length less than three times its width.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short silique, such as the seed capsule (fruit) of shepherd's purse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A seed vessel resembling a silique, but about as broad as it is long. See silique.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, in the mustard family, a short, silique—that is, a pod or seed-vessel the length of which does not more than twice, or possibly thrice, surpass the breadth, as in the shepherd's-purse, Lunaria, candytuft, etc. See silique, pouch, 4, and fig. 4 under pod. Also silicula, silicule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. short broad silique occurring in some cruciferous plants

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin silicula, diminutive of siliqua, seed pod.

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