Definition of stele
: the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant
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Marsh oversees a 65,000-square-foot warehouse that is part design studio - his team was busy finishing 10 biblical steles for the ark's lake and the bus arrival area - and part Ikea warehouse stuffed to the rafters with building materials.
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Origin and Etymology of stele
New Latin, from Greek stēlē stela, pillar
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
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