[suh-leek, sil-ik]
noun Botany.
the long two-valved seed vessel or pod of plants belonging to the mustard family.

1400–50; late Middle English selyque, silique (< Middle French silique) < Latin siliqua; see siliqua

siliquaceous [sil-i-kwey-shuhs] , adjective Unabridged
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siliqua or silique (sɪˈliːkwə, ˈsɪlɪkwə, sɪˈliːk, ˈsɪlɪk)
n , pl -liquae, -liquas, -liques
the long dry dehiscent fruit of cruciferous plants, such as the wallflower, consisting of two compartments separated by a central septum to which the seeds are attached
[C18: via French from Latin siliqua a pod]
silique or silique (sɪˈliːkwə, ˈsɪlɪkwə, sɪˈliːk, ˈsɪlɪk, -ˈliːkwiː)
[C18: via French from Latin siliqua a pod]
siliquaceous or silique
siliquose or silique
siliquous or silique

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silique   (sĭ-lēk')  Pronunciation Key 
An elongated dry dehiscent seed pod that is the characteristic fruit of the mustard family. The two sides split off at maturity and leave a central partition to which the seeds are attached.
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