Silique



noun, Botany.
1.
the long two-valved seed vessel or pod of plants belonging to the mustard family.
silique
(sĭ-lēk’)
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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