: a solid having a circular base and sides that slope evenly to a point
a: any of the conical photosensitive receptor cells of the vertebrate retina that function in color vision—compare rodb: any of a family (Conidae) of numerous somewhat conical tropical gastropod mollusks that include a few highly poisonous forms—see conus
: a cusp of a tooth especially in the upper jaw
In botany, a mass of scales or bracts, usually ovate, containing the reproductive organs of certain non-flowering plants. A distinguishing feature of pines and other conifers, the cone is roughly analogous to the flower of other plants. Cones (strobili) are also found on club mosses and horsetails.