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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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