Silicle definition

sĭlĭ-kəl
A short silique usually having a length less than twice its width.
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(bot.) A short, broad silique.
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(botany) A short silique, such as the seed capsule (fruit) of shepherd's purse.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
silicle
Plural:
silicles

Origin of silicle

  • Latin silicula diminutive of siliqua seed pod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition