silicle

silicle

[sil-i-kuhl]
noun Botany.
a short silique.

Origin:
1775–85; < Latin silicula little husk or pod. See siliqua, -ule

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silicle (ˈsɪlɪkəl)
 
n
botany a variant of silicula

silicula, silicle or silicule (sɪˈlɪkjʊlə, ˈsɪlɪkəl, ˈsɪlɪkjʊl)
 
n , pl -liculae, -cles, -cules
botany a short broad siliqua, occurring in such cruciferous plants as honesty and shepherd's-purse
 
[C18: from Latin silicula a small pod; see siliqua]
 
silicle, silicle or silicule (sɪˈlɪkjʊlə, ˈsɪlɪkəl, ˈsɪlɪkjʊl, -ˈlɪkjʊliː)
 
n
 
[C18: from Latin silicula a small pod; see siliqua]
 
silicule, silicle or silicule (sɪˈlɪkjʊlə, ˈsɪlɪkəl, ˈsɪlɪkjʊl, -ˈlɪkjʊliː, -ˈlɪkjʊliː)
 
n
 
[C18: from Latin silicula a small pod; see siliqua]

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