strobilus


stro·bi·lus

noun \strō-ˈbī-ləs, ˈstrō-bə-\
plural stro·bi·li\-ˌlī\

Definition of STROBILUS

1
:  an aggregation of sporophylls resembling a cone (as in the club mosses and horsetails)
2
:  the cone of a gymnosperm

Origin of STROBILUS

New Latin, from Late Latin, pinecone, from Greek strobilos twisted object, top, pinecone, from strobos action of whirling; akin to Greek strephein to twist
First Known Use: 1771

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