siliqua

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n siliqua narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Siliqua A weight of four grains; a carat; -- a term used by jewelers, and refiners of gold.
    • Siliqua (Bot) Same as Silique.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n siliqua In botany, same as silique.
    • n siliqua A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
    • n siliqua A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
    • n siliqua In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
    • n siliqua The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus. See solidus.
    • n siliqua A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy. Also silica.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Siliqua (bot.) the two-valved elongated seed-vessel of the Cruciferæ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Silique

Usage

In literature:

Siliqua linearis valvis convexiusculis, stigmate coronata, polysperma.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Siliqua, one-twenty-fourth of solidus, 173.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
Pyrethrum, anthemis pyrethrum, tobacco, cloves, pepper, cowhage, stizolobium siliqua hirsuta.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
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