Phallus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phallus the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
    • n Phallus genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Phallus (Bot) A genus of fungi which have a fetid and disgusting odor; the stinkhorn.
    • Phallus The emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in procession in the Bacchic orgies, or worshiped in various ways.
    • Phallus (Anat) The penis or clitoris, or the embryonic or primitive organ from which either may be derived.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phallus The penis; in biology, in general, the organ of sex.
    • n phallus An emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in solemn procession in the Bacchic festivals of ancient Greece, and also an object of veneration or worship among various Oriental nations. See lingam.
    • n phallus [capitalized] [NL.] In botany, a genus of gasteromycetous fungi, giving name to the family Phalloideæ. The stem is naked and bears a conical reticulated pileus. P. impudicus, the common stinkhorn, grows in damp woods, and emits a fetid, highly disagreeable odor. The spores are scattered by carrion-flies that are attracted by the smell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phallus fal′us the symbol of generation which figures in the rites and ceremonies of most primitive peoples:
    • n Phallus fal′us (biol.) the organ of sex
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a phallus (in sense 1), Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. phallos.

Usage

In literature:

Doubtless for ages Adam represented the god-man-phallus-Tree of Life, or cross idea.
"The God-Idea of the Ancients" by Eliza Burt Gamble
You need not trouble yourself about the Phallus, as I have bought up both species.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Let the basket-bearer(1) come forward, and thou Xanthias, hold the phallus well upright.
"The Acharnians" by Aristophanes
Phallus, festival of the.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
The phallus then was omnipresent.
"Imperial Purple" by Edgar Saltus
According to Prokesch, gigantic Phallus columns lie on some of these graves.
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
This phallus develops under the ground until its spores are mature.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
A nigger hammering a scarlet phallus against a cymbal moon.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
At a church in Embrun there was a large phallus, which was said to be a relic of St. Foutin.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Phallus as amulet.+ At Rome the phallus was an amulet and was worn by all children.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
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In news:

Landscape with really huge phalluses.
In her review "The New Psychology of Women", Phyllis Grosskurth mentions Louise J Kaplan as "one of the few theorists to draw a clear distinction between a penis and a phallus.
The Longform Guide to the Phallus.
Stick figure with giant phallus could be oldest yet discovered in the Americas.
Between my legs they found "a rudimentary phallus" and "fused labio-scrotal folds".
The cover art for Haunted Hearts debut single is below, joining such recent NSFW entries as SPIN Artist of the Year Death Grips' phallus-baring NO LOVE DEEP WEB and Bat for Lashes' barely pube-showing Essential album The Haunted Man.
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