stele

noun

ˈstēl How to pronounce stele (audio)
ˈstē-lē
: the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek stēlē stela, pillar

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stele was in 1895

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“Stele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stele. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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