Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of a fruit, conical in shape and attached to the stalk by the pointed end.
  • adj. Conical, but having the apex downward; inversely conical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Conical, but having the apex downward; inversely conical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In natural history, inversely conical; conical, with the apex downward.

Etymologies

ob- + conic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The spikelets are one-to two-flowered, subsessile and subsecund on the branches which are produced as awn-like bristles beyond the ultimate spikelet, obscurely jointed and persistent on their obconic short pedicels, narrowly lanceolate and terete.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • Body black, punctured; antennae piceous; first joint obconic, not longer than the second and third together, which are equal; 4-10 joints moniliform; last joint ovate acute; palpi pale piceous; terminal joint minute, that of the labial longer; thorax oblong-quadrate; angles rounded; glabrous line none; elytra black piceous, punctures not Vol.IV. — 5 454

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

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