strobile

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strobile cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strobile (Bot) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See Cone n., 3.
    • Strobile (Biol) An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
    • Strobile (Zoöl) Same as Strobila.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strobile In botany, a cone (which see, and cuts under Lepidostrobus and pericarp). Also strobilus.
    • n strobile In zoology, a strobila.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strobile strob′il (bot.) a cone—also Strob′ilus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strobilus, a pine cone, Gr. : cf. F. strobole,

Usage

In literature:

Strobiles (cones) of spruce, 69.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
Fertile flowers in a short catkin, head, or strobile.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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