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strobilus

Definition:

a cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

strobili

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

cone | strobile

Etymology:

New Latin, from Late Latin, pinecone, from Greek strobilos twisted object, top,...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Strobilus | cones

a structure present on many land plant species consisting of sporangia-bearing structures densely aggregated along a stem. Strobili are often called cones, but many botanists restrict the use of the term cone to the woody seed strobili of conifers. ... (39 of 786 words, 22 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

cone [plant anatomy] | strobilus [synonym]

in botany, mass of scales or bracts, usually ovate in shape, containing the reproductive organs of certain nonflowering plants. The cone, a ... (22 of 43 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131725​/cone

Collins Dictionary:

cone | strobiluses [botany, technical, sense-specific, plural] | strobili [botany, technical, sense-specific, plural] | strobiles [botany, technical, sense-specific, plural] | strobilus [technical, sense-specific] | retinal cone [synonym, sense-specific]

a geometric solid consisting of a plane base bounded by a closed curve, ... | a geometric surface formed by a line rotating about the vertex and ... (26 of 702 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cone

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cone | strobilus | conical surface

in botany, reproductive organ of the gymnosperms (the conifers, cycads, and ginkgoes). Like the flower in the angiosperms (flowering plants), the cone ... (22 of 205 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813186​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural] | strobiles [plural] | strobilaceous [adjective, related]

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 ... (27 of 68 words, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

an aggregation of sporophylls resembling a cone (as in the club mosses and horsetails) | the cone of a gymnosperm (19 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/strobilus

Oxford Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

Syllabification: (stro·bi·lus) | [botany] | the cone of a pine, fir, or other conifer. | a conelike structure, such as the flower of the hop. (22 of 57 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/strobilus

strobilus [botany] | strobili [plural]

the cone of a pine, fir, or other conifer. | a cone-like structure, such as the flower of the hop. (19 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/strobilus

Random House Dictionary:

strobilus [botany] | strobili [plural] | strobile [synonym, sense-specific]

a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop. | a conelike structure composed of ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/strobilus

Wiktionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural] | cone [synonym, sense-specific]

[botany] cone | [zoology] A layered reproductive stage in jellyfish, in which the swimming medusa form is produced. (17 of 18 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/strobilus

New World Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

"cone" | "strobila" (specific sense) (4 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

cone [countable] | cones [plural]

an object with a circular base that rises to a point. Something in the shape of a cone is conical | a plastic object shaped like a cone that is put in ... (31 of 135 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cone

cone [verb] | coned [past tense] | coned off [past tense] | coning [present participle] | coning off [present participle] | cones [3rd-person singular present] | cones off [3rd-person singular present] | cone off [I/you/we/they, related]

cone off [transitive, British] to put traffic cones across a road in order to prevent traffic from going along the road (21 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cone 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

cone [entry 1]

a shape with a flat, round or oval base and a top which becomes narrower until it forms a point (20 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 1

cone [entry 2]

the hard oval-shaped fruit of a conifer (7 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 2

cone [entry 3]

a container made of very light thin biscuit, or one of these containing ice cream (15 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 3

Encarta Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

the cone of a coniferous plant, or a similar cone-shaped structure in some ... | a cone-shaped structure in flowering plants, e.g. the fruit of the ... (25 of 76 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739677​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

First use: 1771

Origin: New Latin, from Late Latin, pinecone, from Greek strobilos twisted object, top, pinecone, from strobos action of whirling; akin to Greek ... (22 of 25 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/strobilus

American Heritage Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural] | strobiles [plural]

Origin: Late Latin, pine cone, from Greek strobilos, twisted object, pine cone, from strobos, a whirling; see strebh- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/strobilus

Collins Dictionary:

strobilus [botany] | strobiluses [plural] | strobili [plural] | strobiles [plural] | strobile

First use: 18th century

Origin: via Late Latin from Greek strobilos a fir cone; see strobila

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/strobilus

Oxford Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: late Latin, from Greek strobilos, from strephein "to twist"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/strobilus

New World Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Late Latin: see "strobile"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/strobilus

strobile [botany]

Origin: French or Late Latin: French from Late Latin strobilus from Greek strobilos, anything twisted, pine cone from base of strephein, ... (20 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/strobile

Wiktionary:

strobile | strobiles [plural]

Origin: Latin strobilus a pine cone, from Ancient Greek.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/strobile

Encarta Dictionary:

strobilus | strobili [plural]

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek strobilos "twisted object, pine cone" from strobos "whirling"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739677​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

strobilus [botany] | strobiluses [plural] | strobili [plural] | strobiles [plural] | strobile

Audio: British English pronunciation of "strobilus"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/strobilus

strobile | strobiluses [plural] | strobili [plural] | strobiles [plural] | strobilus

Audio: British English pronunciation of "strobile"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/strobile

the Free Dictionary:

strobilus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "strobilus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "strobilus"

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Strobile

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Strobile"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

strobilus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "strobilus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=strobi​04 word=strobilus

YourDictionary Audio:

strobilus

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strobile

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