from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy The penis.
- n. Anatomy The sexually undifferentiated tissue in an embryo that becomes the penis or clitoris.
- n. A representation of the penis and testes as an embodiment of generative power.
- n. The immature penis considered in psychoanalysis as the libidinal object of infantile sexuality in the male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A penis, especially when erect.
- n. A representation of an erect penis symbolising fertility or potency.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in procession in the Bacchic orgies, or worshiped in various ways.
- n. The penis or clitoris, or the embryonic or primitive organ from which either may be derived.
- n. A genus of fungi which have a fetid and disgusting odor; the stinkhorn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The penis; in biology, in general, the organ of sex.
- n. An emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in solemn procession in the Bacchic festivals of ancient Greece, and also an object of veneration or worship among various Oriental nations. See lingam.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In botany, a genus of gasteromycetous fungi, giving name to the family Phalloideæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
- n. the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
Late Latin, from Greek phallos; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin phallus, from Ancient Greek φαλλός (phallos) (Wiktionary)