Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cone of a gymnosperm or of a seedless vascular plant such as a horsetail or a club moss.
  • noun Any of various similar structures, such as the female inflorescence of a hop plant, which is composed of small flowers obscured by overlapping green bracts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as strobile, 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany cone
  • noun zoology A layered reproductive stage in jellyfish, in which the swimming medusa form is produced.

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

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin, pine cone, from Greek strobilos, twisted object, pine cone, from strobos, a whirling; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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