strobilus

noun stro·bi·lus \ strō-ˈbī-ləs , ˈstrō-bə- \

Definition of strobilus

plural strobili play \-ˌlī\
1 :an aggregation of sporophylls resembling a cone (as in the club mosses and horsetails)
2 :the cone of a gymnosperm

Origin and Etymology of strobilus

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


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