Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, such as the hop or pine; a cone.
  • n. An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, such as the tapeworm; one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
  • n. A strobila or jointed segment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See cone, n., 3.
  • n. An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
  • n. Same as Strobila.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a cone (which see, and cuts under Lepidostrobus and pericarp). Also strobilus.
  • n. In zoology, a strobila.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts

Etymologies

Latin strobilus a pine cone, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

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