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silicle

[sil-i-kuh l] /ˈsɪl ɪ kəl/
noun, Botany
1.
a short silique.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Latin silicula little husk or pod. See siliqua, -ule
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silicle

/ˈsɪlɪkəl/
noun
1.
(botany) a variant of silicula

silicula

/sɪˈlɪkjʊlə/
noun (pl) -liculae (-ˈlɪkjʊliː), -cles, -cules
1.
(botany) a short broad siliqua, occurring in such cruciferous plants as honesty and shepherd's-purse
Word Origin
C18: from Latin silicula a small pod; see siliqua
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