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′