silicula silicle (ˈsɪlɪkəl) or silicule (ˈsɪlɪkjʊl) noun plural -liculae (-ˈlɪkjʊliː), -cles or -cules

  1. botany a short broad siliqua, occurring in such cruciferous plants as honesty and shepherd’s-purse

Word Origin for silicula C18: from Latin silicula a small pod; see siliqua Examples from the Web for silicula Historical Examples of silicula

  • The silicula, of the same nature as the siliqua, but about as broad as it is long.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux

  • The partition is narrow, hence the silicula is angustiseptal.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3


  • Silicula integra, ovali-oblonga: valvis planiusculis, dissepimento parallelis.

    The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V

    William Curtis

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