variants or less commonly conelike
: resembling a cone
a cone-like shape
conelike flowers

Examples of cone-like in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This tree sheds leaves and slender twigs annually and grows in a cone-like shape. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 25 July 2023 In winter, the leathery leaves are adorned with cone-like seed pods that are popular in flower arrangements. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 July 2023 Also known as the Flaming Sword Plant, the dramatic and non-toxic houseplant adds a pop of color to any space with its cone-like red and yellow spikes. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2023 As a result of these disproportional changes, a cone-like formation appears near the legs on the backside of the robot’s body. Rupendra Brahambhatt, Ars Technica, 11 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cone-like was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Cone-like.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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