from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A conelike structure, such as a pine cone, the fruit of the hop, or a cone of a club moss, that consists of overlapping sporophylls spirally arranged along a central axis.
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- n. cone
- n. A layered reproductive stage in jellyfish, in which the swimming medusa form is produced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as strobile, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
Late Latin, pine cone, from Greek strobilos, twisted object, pine cone, from strobos, a whirling; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)