noun, plural siliquae
[sil-i-kwee] /ˈsɪl ɪˌkwi/ (Show IPA)
a silver coin of the later Roman Empire, the 24th part of a solidus, first issued by Constantine.
noun (pl) -liquae (-ˈliːkwiː), -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


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