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The long, narrow seedpod of many plants of the cabbage family, splitting open when mature.
- ‘Recently, ethylene evolution in desiccating siliques and seeds of mustard and canola was measured, with the conclusion that ethylene within the silique may contribute to seed degreening.’
- ‘The seeds and any abscised siliques were collected from plastic collars around the plant.’
- ‘The minimum criterion for deciding that a plant was dispersing seeds was the presence of a crack between one valve and the septum of one silique large enough for a seed to pass.’
- ‘The rosettes have small low-lying leaves, whereas shoots can be tall with numerous small flowers that produce siliques containing seeds.’
- ‘Activity was also detected in the stigma, receptacle, and petal and sepal veins, and in siliques and developing seeds.’
Latin, literally ‘pod’.
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