silique and silicle (fruit type)

A dry, dehiscent, elongated fruit, typically more than twice as long as wide, formed from one flower having a single ovary divided into two carpels, separated by a partition (septum) that bears the ovules/seeds; generally, the carpels separate when ripe, although a few separate between seeds along joints (plants of the mustard family). (A silicle is a short silique, no more than twice as long as broad.)