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)


  • The reproductive structure is specifically called a strobilus or cone.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • These gametes are housed in a structure called a strobilus, or cone.


  • Similar to other primitive vascular plants, they exhibit an asexual reproductive structure, the sphenophyte strobilus, more commonly known as a cone.


  • July through August is very common with the strobilus buds.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]


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