Siliqua, síliquæ, pen. cor. Virg.The huske or codde of any thing a certaine tree called of the Greekes Ceratonia, and the fruit of the same tree is in length of a mans finger, broade, and somewhat hooked, the waight of sice of them made the poyse called Scrupulus, whereof three make a vramme, and is now called a carracte, vsed of finers of golde and siluer. Colum. Plin. Siliqua, Fœoumgræcum alis dicitur. Col. Fenegreke.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
sĭlĭqua, ae, f.I.Lit., a pod or husk of leguminous plants, Varr. R. R. 1, 23, 3; Plin. 18, 12, 30, 120; Verg. G. 1, 74.—B.Transf.: sĭlĭquae, ārum, pulse, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 123; Pers. 3, 55; Juv. 11, 58.—II. Siliqua Graeca, the carob-tree, a carob, St. John's bread, Col. 5, 10, 20; 7, 9, 6; id. Arb. 25, 1; also simply siliqua, Plin. 15, 24, 26, 95; 23, 8, 79, 151; Pall. Febr. 25, 27; id. Insit. 117.—A variety of the same is called siliqua Syriaca, Plin. 23, 8, 79, 151; Scrib. Comp. 121.—III. The same as faenum Graecum; v. silicia.—IV.The name of a very small weight or measure, Rhem. Fan. Pond. 10; Veg. 1, 20, 2.—As a coin, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus, Cod. Just. 4, 32, 26 fin.