strobilus

noun
stro·​bi·​lus | \ strō-ˈbī-ləs How to pronounce strobilus (audio) , ˈstrō-bə- \
plural strobili\ strō-​ˈbī-​ˌlī How to pronounce strobilus (audio) , ˈstrō-​bə-​ \

Definition of strobilus

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

First Known Use of strobilus

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for strobilus

New Latin, from Late Latin, pine cone, from Greek strobilos twisted object, top, pine cone, from strobos action of whirling; akin to Greek strephein to twist

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“Strobilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strobilus. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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