the pod of plants of the crucifer family, with two valves that fall away from a thin membrane bearing the seeds
Origin of siliqueFrench from Classical Latin siliqua: see silicle
nounpl. siliques, or sil·i·quae
A dehiscent elongated fruit, characteristic of the mustard family, having two valves that fall away leaving a central partition as the fruit dries.
Origin of siliqueFrench from Old French from Latin siliqua seed pod
- sil′i·quous sil′i·quose′