siliqua

Definitions:

  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus. See <internalXref urlencoded="solidus">solidus</internalXref>.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy. Also <internalXref urlencoded="silica">silica</internalXref>.
  • In <em>botany</em>, same as <internalXref urlencoded="silique">silique</internalXref>.
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • Same as <xref urlencoded="silique">silique</xref>.
  • A weight of four grains; a carat; -- a term used by jewelers, and refiners of gold.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>silique</xref>.
  • A <xref>weight</xref> of four <xref>grains</xref>; a <xref>carat</xref>.
  • narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
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